It's all happening.
By Tim Colwill on September 26, 2013 at 9:35 am
Following on from the announcement of a Steam operating system on Tuesday, Valve have now revealed that public beta testing of their hardware units will begin this year.
Valve’s announcement confirmed that the company will be working with hardware providers to offer a range of solutions which will launch in 2014, as well as their own hardware.
You can sign up to be a part of the hardware beta test, which will be limited to 300 machines across the world. Instructions on how to get into the list of potential beta testers can be found here.
Valve also confirmed that the Steam hardware would be open and hackable, even allowing you to install other operating systems over the top of it. You will also be able to build your own hardware to run SteamOS if you choose, and the SteamOS (including source code) will be available to download and try out later.
Only one more Steam announcement remains, which we should see sometime early on Saturday morning (AU time).