Valve is introducing a rating system that will let players know which of Steam’s 50,000 games are compatible with the Steam Deck, the handheld gaming PC due to launch by the end of the year.
Steam Deck Verified is the term used to describe a game’s compatibility with Steam Deck. These are the official categories. They can all be verified as playable, not supported and unsupported.
“Any verified game is a great, smooth experience on Deck,” says the narrator in the video above. Playable means “they’ll require a little more manual involvement to configure and play.” Unsupported means the game “just isn’t playable on Deck.” Unknown means the game hasn’t been evaluated yet for its Steam Deck playability.
Verified games have full controller support, support Steam Deck’s default resolution (1280×800 or 1280×720), and other basic capabilities. The first tab in the Steam Store, as shown on Steam Deck, will only show games that are “great on Deck.” Users’ game libraries will have compatibility badges shown prominently on each title.
Steam Deck Verified’s official page says Valve is reviewing the entire Steam catalog for its compatibility. A game’s rating may also change, as developers provide post-release support or options that include Steam Deck — or as Steam Deck’s software improves.
The Steam Deck was announced in July and will launch in December. Units start at $399. This handheld has a touchscreen of 7 inches. A dock, which allows Steam Deck to be run on TVs like the Nintendo Switch, can also be purchased by players.
However, the Steam Deck may have a problem with storage. Only 64 GB are available in the base model. A $529 upgrade to the mid-level Steam Deck offers 256 GB. While $649’s top-shelf Steam Deck boasts a 512GB solid-state drive, it only has 64 GB. Even though the unit can be opened up by users and the hard drives may be replaced, Valve is strongly recommending folks don’t do that.
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