A new update on the community page for Valve's in-house Steam Machines reveals that the Linux-based box designed to play PC games via Valve's operating system (Steam OS) has been pushed back to 2015.
Valve designer Eric Hope posted a message informing fans of the news about the delay and offering early details on a new controller.
"We're now using wireless prototype controllers to conduct live playtests, with everyone from industry professionals to die-hard gamers to casual gamers," he explained.
"It's generating a ton of useful feedback, and it means we'll be able to make the controller a lot better. Of course, it's also keeping us pretty busy making all those improvements."
"Realistically, we're now looking at a release window of 2015, not 2014."
"Obviously we're just as eager as you are to get a Steam Machine in your hands. But our number one priority is making sure that when you do, you'll be getting the best gaming experience possible. We hope you'll be patient with us while we get there. Until then, we'll continue to post updates as we have more stories to share."
Valve confirmed that 14 third-party Steam Machines were being built during the CES expo in Las Vegas in January 2014, but the dramatic changes in the controller will likely cause many of those machines to be delayed as well.
We'll have more on this story as it develops.