Valve has introduced that its Steam Deck handheld is on monitor to ship on time in February, following its earlier delay late final yr. Moreover, Valve is sending out extra developer kits to studios to assist take a look at their video games for Steam Deck.

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“Before everything, we’re on monitor to ship Steam Deck on time. International pandemic, provide points, and transport points however, it appears to be like like we’ll be capable of begin getting these out the door by the top of February,” Valve mentioned in an announcement.

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The Steam Deck Verified program has already began and it permits gamers to know which video games will likely be playable on Steam Deck. The record of Steam titles with the Deck Verified standing will proceed to develop as Valve has been approving extra dev kits to ship. Appropriate video games can have a inexperienced checkmark and will likely be playable on the Steam Deck proper out of the field.

“It’s additionally necessary that we give builders the flexibility to check their video games as a way to get that good inexperienced Verified examine, so we’ve been sending developer kits out in amount,” mentioned Valve. “We have been approving one other wave of dev kits, and a whole lot have been shipped out within the final month”

Valve additionally supplied an image of the primary in-house items of Steam Decks to check and consider. Those that preordered the hand held will be capable of examine the status of their orders. The primary wave of orders will exit in February, and the second wave will ship in Q2 2022.

There was reportedly a Half-Life sport tailor-made in direction of the Steam Deck within the works, however Valve has confirmed that there will not be any unique titles for the hand held.

IGN was the primary media outlet to get a hands-on with the Steam Deck. You may learn our full hands-on preview right here and our interview with Valve boss Gabe Newell in regards to the philosophy and design of the Steam Deck.

George Yang is a contract author for IGN. You may comply with him on Twitter @yinyangfooey



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