Alienware general manager Frank Azor made known that the company’s first or what is to be many Steam Machines launches in September it will be locked and otherwise not customizable, according to a report today from VG 24/7.
In an interview with Trusted Review on PCR Online, Azor said if gamers would rather be able to customize their Steam Machines with new graphics cars or CPU, he suggests perhaps buying the gaming desktop Alienware X51 instead.
“There will be no customization options,” Azor said. “You can’t really update it.”
However, he did promise that the Alienware Steam Machine hardware would evolve as titles become “more resource intensive,” while also boasting that they will launch a new system yearly, rather than the customary half-decade like other consoles.
“Lifecycle wise, consoles update every fix, six, seven years,” Azor said. “We will be updating our Steam Machines every year.”
During the International Consumer Electronics Show earlier this month Valve co-founder and managing director said that the Steam developer wouldn’t be getting into releasing its own Steam Machine at the present but will instead leave up the hardware manufacturing to companies like Alienware.