Valve is giving away 300 prototype Steam devices. Following on the previous announcement of the SteamOS, Valve revealed that they will be randomly selecting about 300 Steam users to help them test the prototypes of Steam Machines. While Steam Machines will be manufactured by various hardware partners, Valve is developing their own prototype for testing purposes.
As always, we believe the best way to ensure that the right products are getting made is to let people try them out and then make changes as we go. We have designed a high-performance prototype that’s optimized for gaming, for the living room, and for Steam. Of course, it’s also completely upgradable and open.
The sign-up process for getting on the list of candidates has a deadline of October 25th.