Valve will not develop video games exclusively for Steam Deck. The long-awaited portable device from the company led by Gabe Newell, whose form factor will offer an experience similar to a portable console, will reach the first buyers from February 2022 with the promise of being fully compatible with practically the entire Steam catalog. ; But there will be no experiences designed just for this new product.
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Steam Deck is a PC and will be enjoyed as such
The nuance is important; so much so that Valve itself has included an epigraph intended to resolve this issue in its section on questions and answers. “No, it doesn’t make much sense to us“, They comment in relation to the possibility of seeing exclusive video games for Steam Deck, and they emphasize:” It is a PC and it should play like a PC “.
According to the initial promise, the Steam Deck will have full compatibility with the Steam catalog; The degree of compatibility and the performance of the titles will be indicated with different icons before purchasing them, so that the interface – which will arrive adapted for the occasion with a proprietary operating system – will be clear and crystal clear in this regard.
There is an aspect that should be mentioned, since although it is obvious it is worth remembering: Steam Deck will not be optimized for use with Virtual Reality viewers. “Although you can technically connect a PC VR headset to it, the Steam Deck is not optimized for PC VR experiences,” they answer the question themselves.
Steam Deck is delayed until February 2022; shipments are postponed
Valve is no stranger to the semiconductor crisis. The company communicated weeks ago a change of plans in its roadmap due to the lack of components and the logistics challenges the ones that big tech companies are currently facing. Although they promise to strive to improve the reservation dates, the plan is configured as follows: the first shipments will be made in February 2022; While those who had an estimated delivery date for the first quarter of 2022 before the delay will now receive their unit in each from the second quarter of 2022.