I think you shold not announce anything at all if you are not hundred percent sure, and have a contract that forces all parts to keep the announcement. In Sweden what has been done here is illegal. Its called "false advertising" or "false marketing"or "misleading advertising". I bought my hydra 1 and a half months ago just because i read in articles popping up everywhere that it had steam integration. When i got it i found out it was half a month left until integration, but i didnt mind cause it was broken. I just hoped my rma would give me a new one before integration.
One week ago i got a new one and was waiting for the integration at the end of this month. Now i find out this.
This date shifting is really damaging. There is no indication that it will actually arrive, because the combo of sixsense and valve have lost credibility. Anyhow all these advertising or articles made me, and others, by this product. Unsatisfied and dissapointed.
It is no less probable it ends like stalker 2. Valve might think it doesnt seem profitable enough a leave sixsense support altogether.
I know i can use the hydra for a lot of games already, and that it have a great value by itself. But that is not the point. I am a user that have enough patience for problem solving to have a pc instead of a game console, but i fully understand the user that want everything to work out of the box. This "working out of the box" is what valve sells with steam (or have ambition to sell). I have full understanding for the persons who dont want the hydra without a really noob friendly gui and support, and where steam integration is a big reason for buying it
I myself really dont like to customise the controls by script.
U might say that you (valve, razer and sixsense) didnt make the advertising and its just sad that the reporters doing the articles used phrasing that could give the wrong impression when read in haste. But you have an at least moral responsibility to correct information given to the public that gives the wrong impression, specially when this information gets more units sold for you, and more stocks sold. You should make it clear to the public, to the pontential buyers, that the "hydra might get steam integration at some point in the future". Nothing else. Nothing that tricks people into buying another thing than what they wanted to buy.