The 2014 Consumer Electronics Show should be Valve’s big coming out party for the SteamOS gaming platform and third-party Steam Machines, which aim to drag PC gaming into the living room. The company’s CES keynote is scheduled for Monday afternoon, but early details about Valve’s Steam Machine partners are already leaking out. Engadget recently reported a list of more than twelve companies that are expected to be early supporters of Valve’s SteamOS platform.
Valve’s Steam Machines initiative is supported by a first-party box that 300 beta users have right now, but 2014 is all about third-party Steam Machines taking that reference box and running with it. Thus far, the only third parties we know of that’re making Steam Machines are iBuyPower (pictured above) and Digital Storm— today, that all changes. Alienware, Falcon Northwest, iBuyPower, CyberPowerPC, Origin PC, Gigabyte, Materiel.net, Webhallen, Alternate, Next, Zotac and Scan Computers are among the first companies signed on to support Valve’s initiative, Engadget learned this afternoon.