Game publisher Deep Silver has announced that the Steam Machine prototypes which are scheduled to be sent out later this year are bundled with a copy of the first-person shooter game, Metro: Last Light.
In September, Valve asked Steam users interested in beta testing its new hardware to register through Steam by completing various steps, such as playing a game in Big Picture mode and joining a certain group.So out of all those who completed those necessary steps, 300 were chosen to receive the prototype hardware, which consists of both PC hardware designed for use with a television in a living room-type setting and the Steam Controller.
One of the primary goals with the controller is to make something suitable for all types of PC games; hence by including a copy of Last Light, beta testers will be able to test the hardware and see how it holds up when playing a first-person shooter regardless of whether or not they already have any FPSes in their Steam library.
“A Linux-compatible version of Last Light, which was originally released this past May, was made available earlier this week. Those who already own the game on Steam can now play it on PC, Mac, or Linux platforms, with Ubuntu being the recommended choice for Linux users — until SteamOS launches, at least. With SteamOS being Linux-based, the addition of Linux support is a critical step for making Last Light playable on a Steam Machine — although, should the user wish, the box can have Windows or any other operating system installed on it.”