Steam Deck works like a portable console, but it is actually a PC. Announced by Valve recently, the device is now available for pre-order on the official Steam website, although not all units will arrive in December. During the shareholders meeting that corresponds to the results of the first quarter of the new fiscal year, they have asked Yves Guillemot, CEO of Ubisoft, if they are considering adapting their games to the Steam Deck. The answer has been that depends on how it performs in the marketbasically.
“We are happy to see Steam Deck make its industry debut, which shows that there continues to be a trickle of new hardware and innovation that reaches the markup ”, he said. “We’ll see how it performs, but if it’s big enough we’ll put our games in it.” In short, they will adapt their video games only if the system succeeds in the market.
Anyway, being a PC, the user has the opportunity to install any software available on Steam or in other stores. Valve has already confirmed that even though the device comes standard with Steam OS, nothing prevents installing Windows or other stores, so theoretically games like Assassin’s Creed Valhalla o Watch Dogs: Legion will work from day 1.
Problems with some titles
Unless things change at launch, the Steam Deck won’t be able to get some of the online multiplayer titles most successful on the market. Rainbow Six Siege, Apex Legends or Destiny 2 will be left out due to a compatibility problem between Steam OS and the anti-cheat systems that incorporate this title. However, Valve has officially communicated that they are working on it, so we will have to wait and see if they can solve this problem or not.
Steam Deck will be released in three different models, which do not differ in the hardware itself beyond the hard drives and other premium enhancements in the more expensive models.
Source | IGN