Valve broke the bad news in November, disclosing a two-month delay for the Steam Deck, but things are looking up for 2022. Steam Deck shipments are expected to begin by the end of February, according to the company’s latest update. Of course, we’re in the middle of a pandemic, and things can always change, but the presale windows for Verge workers are still open, and you can check your status here.
The games you’ll try to play on the item are just as crucial as the hardware. Valve reportedly sent out “hundreds” of Steam Deck units to game developers last month to ensure that their PC titles are completely compatible with the company’s software environment and AMD-powered hardware.
Testing is essential in order to receive a green “certified” checkmark in Steam, and we’ve already seen images on social media of the creators of the most popular games playing out their games on the Steam Deck. The Steam Deck dock, which is designed to allow you display those games on the large screen, is the only device we still don’t have a pricing for or an image of. In the next weeks, we should get a look at it, as well as some time with Valve’s latest hardware project.