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Steam OS gets its first handheld: Project SteamBoy

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 15 Jun 2014 21:09 User comments (3)

Steam OS gets its first handheld: Project SteamBoy Startup company SteamBoy Machine Team has teased the first ever Steam OS-based handheld. The console should directly rival the PS Vita and the Nvidia Shield.
Set to launch next year, the device will have a 5-inch 16:9 screen, a quad-core processor, 4GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. The device will also have Wi-Fi, 3G and Bluetooth.

"SteamBoy won't be as powerful as other announced Steam Machines in the same way [the] Nintendo 3DS or PS Vita performance is not comparable to Wii U or PlayStation 4," said the company. "However, it will be possible to play the majority of current games in Steam."

The device itself looks like a Steam Controller and is relatively similar to the rival Vita.

So far, there are little details but here is the teaser trailer and some pics:




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3 user comments

116.6.2014 1:44

Looks intriguing. Thanks Andre.

I can't believe that it will "...play the majority of current games in Steam." I think they are being a tad, how you say, optimistic? :)

I didn't know about the new Steam Controller either. It makes sense. A friend of mine predicted that Steam would actively push for more of the controller/console market... if that's the right way to put it. I'm not a keen KB/mouse player myself. It would be nice if they could divide and label multiplayer matches for one or the other type of control.



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216.6.2014 16:45

It is a good start for Valve, even if SteamBoy Project / Machine is a third party team.
Expect a competition via Valve: for PS4/PS5 in few years from now.


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316.6.2014 22:02

My PS Vita can already stream all my PC games anywhere in the house.

Frame caps at 30 but on an OLED that means little to nothing.



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