Valve says Steam Deck still on track for a February release • Eurogamer.net

“Despite the global pandemic, supply issues and shipping issues.”

Following a delay to late 2021, Valve has confirmed that its highly anticipated Steam Deck gaming laptop is still on track to meet its revised February 2022 release date.

When Steam Deck pre-orders first opened in July of last year, Valve anticipated that its hardware would start shipping before the end of the year. Unfortunately, production disruptions caused by a lack of available parts squashed those pre-Christmas dreams and Valve adjusted its schedule, telling customers that it expected the first Steam Deck units to ship in February of this year.

And now, in a new update on their blog, Valve has confirmed that those revised plans are still in play, with the Steam Deck set to start making its way to customers based on the late February pre-order, “global pandemic, supply problems, and shipping problems notwithstanding”.

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Additionally, the company notes that it has been “shipping dev kits in droves,” with more on the way, so that game creators can properly prepare their titles for the Steam Deck release, ensuring a Verified mark on the focused Steam release. in the machine.

As he explained in October, he’s been working on a new Steam Deck compatibility rating system for the store, putting every game on the platform into one of four categories based on “input, fluency, display, and system support” so that players Owners can see exactly what will and will not run on the machine at a glance.

In its latest update, Valve Notes continues to work on reviewing Steam titles and compatibility categories (Verified, Playable, Unsupported, and Unknown) will soon be visible to store users.

Valve says it will have more updates coming to the Steam Deck soon.

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