Valve and Steam have been on fire recently, doing everything they can to expand their reach with their incredibly successful game-buying platform. Late last year, it was announced that there would be several Steam platforms in development of the console and handheld variety that would allow gamers to play Steam games outside of their PC. Many took up the call, and via Gamescom, we now have details on one of the first that will be released: the handheld console Smach Zero.
This handheld platform will feature “AMD embedded G-Series SoC Steppe Eagle with Jaguar-based CPU and GCN-based Radeon graphics under the hood.” It also has a 4GB Ram and 32GB internal memory.
That’s not all. As you’ll see in the video below, you’ll be able to play over one thousand Steam games at launch, have 720p graphics, multiple configurations of the gamepad itself, wi-fi and bluetooth capabilities, and much more.
Now, when can you pre-order the Smach Zero? It will be available for pre-order on November 10th for the early bird price of $299. Though still up in the air, the Smach Zero is set to release sometime in Q4 of 2016. What’ll truly be interesting is to see what platforms come after this because this seems hard to beat in some ways.