The Steam Deck is an ambitious handheld gaming PC from Valve, but questions remain as to what games will play great on the system. Valve has now detailed how games can be verified for Steam Deck across various stages, and what metrics contribute to this newfound compatibility program.
Valve said that anti-cheat support would be coming to Proton and Linux by the time the Steam Deck launches and they weren't lying. First out of the gates is Epic Games with its Easy Anti Cheat service being made available for free now to Linux and Mac as well as Windows.
The Steam Deck sounds like it's going to be an awesome mobile gaming PC all on its own, but we believe that it might have a secret weapon that will make it even better: AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution. Here's why we think AMD FSR will be a big deal on the Steam Deck.
I'm here to be a Debbie Downer and warn you to be cautious believing all the Steam Deck hype. Because right now it simply won't play every game on Steam, even if Valve says it will. Certain things need to happen to make that a reality.
Those who use Steam but aren't getting a Steam Deck will still be getting some love from Valve. The existing Big Picture mode will be going away and replaced with a Steam Deck-style UI. The only question that remains is...when?
Valve's Switch-like Steam Deck looks incredibly promising, but many are worried that it will flop like Valve's Steam Machine consoles did. Here's why we think the Steam Deck will be different (and better).
Valve provides a closer look at what makes the Steam Deck unique. As opposed to drawing too heavily from Big Picture Mode, the operating system has been designed specifically to function smoothly with a controller.