Twelve more companies have lined up to build Steam Machines - machines meant to be used with a high definition television set in the living room that run Valve's Linux-based operating system Steam OS and support the Steam controller. This news comes from an Engadget report. Valve is set to hold its Consumers Electronics Show press conference this evening, where it will make a number of announcements related to these systems and its custom-built game-focused operating system.
According to the report, companies approved to develop their own Steam Machines are Alienware, Falcon Northwest, Alternate, CyberPowerPC, Origin PC, Gigabyte, Materiel.net, Webhallen, Next, Zotac and Scan Computers. There may be other companies announced this evening. These companies join iBuyPower and Digital Storm, who revealed awhile ago that they had plans to build machines supporting Valve's OS.
We will have more on this story as it develops.