The Steam Deck will finally go to the start of sales on 25 February – at least for the first pre-orderers. Because the portable PC can not be purchased regularly for the release.
If you want to buy a copy sooner or later, then you should check in advance with the new tool as to whether your games in the Steam library are even compatible. Valve now releases the corresponding online tool. You can test about the Steam page, which games you can easily gamble on the steam deck and which are not. Because not all Steam games are currently working properly.
Steam library shares in four categories
How can I test? On the test side you only have to log in with your Steam account and already divest your library into the following four categories:
- Verified: The game works easily with the built-in control and display on the Steam Deck.
- Playable: You must manually adjust some settings to run the title on Steam Deck. These include, for example, the use of the touchscreen for navigation.
- Not supported: The game does not work on the steam deck.
- Unknown: Valve did not check the game yet.
However, Valve assumes that most games are not tested yet and every day more and more games come into the shop. In our sample, at least: about two-thirds of our games in the Steam library are not tested yet.
More about the Steam Deck can be found in the Announcement on Steam Deck:
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Improvement in sight: To the titles that are not compatible with the Steam Deck in our sample, include Lost Ark, Outriderers and Surviving Mars. But Valve announced here that the support is to be continuously expanded for these games. The team is currently working at full speed to review more and more games. However, this is not a guarantee for whether and when the games will be playable via Steam Deck.
Incidentally, if you think about the Steam Deck on the Nintendo Switch, you are not alone:
More articles about the Steam Deck can be found here:
- Create a Steam account for the steam deck – that’s how it works
- Buy Steam Deck: How do I get up to the Valve Handheld?
* Steam Deck: Video shows how easy analog sticks could be exchanged with stick drift
Steam deck stays rare so far
How do I get to the Steam Deck? The invitation to the order is by e-mail in waves. If you have expressed your interest in advance and registering, you should check your mailbox regularly, because a reservation expires according to IGN after three days. If your waiting spot is expired, the next person automatically slips a queue place upwards.
Accordingly, nobody can foresee how long you are currently waiting for the Steam Deck. However, as it looks, only pre-orderers are provided for the first wave for the time being and further orders will be possible only after the second quarter of 2022. This reveals at least the shop side of the Steam Deck. Of course you can still try your luck and register for the steam deck.
What does it look like in your Steam library? Are there any titles that do not run on the steam deck?