Valve's Eric Hope has announced a delay in the company's Steam Machine hardware.
Writing in a community post, Hope says in relation to the system's controller that "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", he adds. "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."
Now, nowhere does Hope specifically state that, yes, the entire bundle (Machine and controller) is definitely delayed into 2015. So we've contacted Valve for clarification, and will update if we hear back.
Note that Hope is only referring to Valve's own first-party Steam Machine. Those from other companies shouldn't be affected.
Steam Machines Update [Valve]