With pleasure, we deliver the good news to the Steam Deck fans that you can now order the system without getting on the long waiting list. Until recently, most countries required a reservation for Steam Deck orders. As a result, fans who preordered the device in the months following its February 2022 release faced lengthy waits. Many fans will finally be able to experience what the Steam Deck’s handheld system has to offer without waiting. Moreover, high-quality games like Elden Ring have been confirmed for it. However, orders from Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and Hong Kong still require reservations.
Since its announcement in July 2021, the Steam Deck has been a hot topic. Fans were skeptical that it could successfully replicate the robustness of the PC gaming experience on a portable device. But, the launch reception for Steam Deck was largely favorable, with many critics praising the product for successfully blending portability and power. The Steam Deck has proven to be capable of running demanding games like The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Red Dead Redemption 2 on a portable device.
Due to an increase in production, Valve has been able to meet the high demand for the Steam Deck. It has resulted in the good news that there is no longer a waiting list to place an order. The docking station’s release was also announced, alongside enhancements and fixes. This dock can be used independently, as it comes with its own power supply and has USB and display ports, and costs only $89. Key features of the updated software include the ability to adjust the game’s scaling and resolution, increase the responsiveness of the trackpad, and switch between different control schemes by holding down a button.
Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Japanese, and Korean keyboard support is an additional feature of the Steam Deck. However, there have still been other performance and temperature issues despite these updates. For example, after the recent heatwave in the United Kingdom, Steam issued a warning to its users that the Steam Deck could become unsafe if used in extremely hot conditions.
Note that other competitors like Razer and Logitech are also challenging the Steam Deck in the market. The cloud is central to Logitech’s products. It will work with services like Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass, Valve’s Steam, and Nvidia’s GeForce Now. While the Razer Edge 5G, a handheld console developed by Razer and Verizon, claims to be the first device of its kind to support 5G. While Steam Deck faces stiff competition, it is arguable that Valve has the upper hand thanks to the quality of its library and its long track record of support. Time will tell what the future holds for the Steam Deck and its potential descendants; as president of Valve, Gabe Newell has already expressed interest in a Steam Deck 2.