Steam Machines are going mobile with the SteamBoy.

750195 Why buy an Nvidia Shield when you can get a SteamBoy?

Many have tried to bring the PC gaming experience to a handheld device to date, but between the likes of the Nvidia Shield or Panasonic Jungle not one company has yet to succeed in that endeavour.

But a company called the Steamboy Machine Team thinks it has the right stuff to pull this off.

Speaking to the press just as E3 wound down, representatives from the Steamboy Machine Team said their console would have a Quad-Core CPU, 4GB RAM, a 32GB built-in memory card, and a 5-inch touchscreen.

“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,” a company rep told The Escapist. “However, it will be possible to play the majority of current games in Steam.”


It will be tough to pull this off, as historically consumers have not been convinced that playing PC games on a handheld console has been a worthwhile endeavour. The Steamboy Machine Team might be able to create a technically cutting edge handheld device — consider the potential of Intel’s Broadwell vis-a-vis “Llama Mountain” — but consumers will not likely be interested.

The Steamboy is expected to be released next year.

Source: The Escapist

Via: Maximum PC