Valve surprised the gaming world by announcing Steam Deck, the company’s new mobile platform which, just like the Nintendo Switch, will be able to connect to an external display.
Unlike the Nintendo console, Steam Deck will be effectively an open platform It will allow users to install third-party software, essentially to work as a real gaming PC. From hands-on IGN.com, we learn that gamers will be completely free to do so Delete the pre-installed Steam OS to make room for Windows. It is not excluded that this could lead to slightly lower gaming performance (being the latest version of SteamOS optimized for the new platform), however now you will be able to install any application you want, Including those related to external stores dedicated to games (Xbox Game PassAnd the Epic Games Shop and so on).
“If you buy a Steam Deck, it’s a PC. You can install whatever you want, and you can connect any peripheral you want. Perhaps the best way to describe it is to say it’s a mini PC with a console attached rather than a game console.”, comments by Lawrence Yang of Valve.
On the official Steam Deck website, we also read that Docking station will be sold separately: “The official dock supports Steam Deck to connect to external monitors, wired networks, USB peripherals, and power. If you have one, you can also use a different USB-C hub. The official dock will be sold separately. More information is coming.”.
The Three Models of Steam Deck They will be available for pre-order starting tomorrow Friday 15th July from 19:00.