Gaming on the go has long been synonymous with mobile phones or Nintendo game consoles, though laptops have had a few fans. After months of rumours, Valve decided to announce the Steam Deck this summer. With Linux-based Steam OS 3.0, Proton Compatibility Layer, and AMD’s powerful signed hardware format, Steam’s extensive library of games will be available to watch anywhere.
Interest in the Steam Deck was surprisingly high, and when Valve opened for pre-orders, the site didn’t stand the test of time. It promised deliveries through December 2021 for those that finished first in the queue and then stopped due to component shortages. In November, the company announced that the launch would be delayed by two months, with the first deliveries in February. updated now valve blog He declares that the plans are paralyzed.
First of all, we are about to release the Steam Deck on time. Despite the pandemic and issues with suppliers and deliveries, it looks like we’ll be able to ship units by the end of February.[…]
At the same time, Steam Deck Verified is being worked on. Soon you will be able to see a growing selection of games that have been verified by Deck. We check four main categories: input, frictionless, screen support, and system.[…]
It’s also important to give developers the opportunity to test their games to see if they’re successful, which is why we’ve sent out a lot of developer groups. We’ve adopted a new set of developer groups and have submitted hundreds of them in the last month (and we continue to approve and submit more). Thanks for your patience, developers! – valve
Those who pre-ordered will likely receive the Steam Deck in late February, while subsequent queues will likely have to wait until early spring. Obviously many queues and In the online store you can read Buying Steam Deck today means delivery “after the second quarter”, at the latest in six months.
In addition to an accessibility update, Valve is announcing that it is working full throttle to verify how well mobile consoles and other features work in games, which should be communicated through verification. According to the post, Valve has also shipped hundreds of developer packs, which game developers can use to produce titles that pass Steam Deck verification. Finally, some of the first units produced are built on camera, which are now being tested at Valve.
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