February 6, 2023

It appears like Valve has confirmed that future iterations of its handheld Steam Deck are deliberate.

As GamingOnLinux famous, the brand new Steam Deck booklet mentions additions to Valve’s handheld that was launched earlier this 12 months.

The Steam Deck has confirmed to be extraordinarily in style, and the corporate remains to be taking pre-orders on the time of writing.

“Steam Deck represents the primary in a brand new class of handheld gaming PCs, Steam,” reads the booklet. “Valve will proceed to work on this product sooner or later, enhancing and iterating the {hardware} and software program, bringing new variations of the Steam Deck to market.”

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The booklet additionally refers to Steam Deck as a “multi-generation product line” and states that Valve will “assist Steam Deck and SteamOS” for the foreseeable future.

If true, Steam Deck may break Valve’s pattern of ending {hardware} assist early on. The Steam Controller was launched in 2015 together with the Steam Machine. Steam Machines had been largely unsupported after 2018, and the Steam Controller was discontinued in 2019.

Valve has additionally said that the compatibility layer designed for Steam Deck might be adopted by different platforms akin to ChromeOS.

The compatibility stage permits video games and functions that aren’t particularly designed for Steam Deck to work.

A current VGC overview of Marvel’s Spider-Man on PC rated the Steam Deck’s efficiency as “marvelous”.

It was lately found that Valve quietly downgraded the model of the SSD that got here with some Steam Deck fashions.

Whereas all 256GB and 512GB Steam Deck fashions initially shipped with a PCI Categorical 3.0 x4 SSD, some now ship with a PCI Categorical 3.0 x2 SSD.