Steam Deck: Dynamic sync allows you to switch between Deck and PC seamlessly

Steam Deck: Dynamic sync allows you to switch between Deck and PC seamlessly

Valve has added the Dynamic Cloud Sync feature to SteamWorks, which allows you to quickly switch between the Steam Deck and a PC or other device with ease.

Within weeks of the Steam Deck launch , Valve announced the Cloud Dynamic Sync feature . Thanks to it, players will be able to switch from Deck to a PC and continue playing non-stop , without having to worry about exiting the game to activate the synchronization of the save games.

Many players will take advantage of the Steam Deck’s suspend feature to interrupt their sessions without leaving the game, as is also the case with other handheld consoles, such as the Nintendo Switch. This is where the new free feature added to Steamworks comes into play: “With Dynamic Cloud Sync, Steam will automatically upload all modified save game data to the cloud prior to the device entering sleep mode. Users can then resume their game on any PC, laptop or other device. Steam will also automatically download any save game changes when users return to their Steam Deck and wake up the device.”

As the Steam post explains, the dynamic sync feature isn’t mandatory for console users, but it’s highly recommended to get the best experience possible. With the option disabled, players will be prompted each time to close the application on the Steam Deck when they switch to another device or to continue without loading the most recent progress.

Furthermore, the feature is free but not automatic and therefore developers will have to manually enable it for their games through Steamworks, taking advantage of some new APIs. For more details in this regard, we refer you to the dedicated article on Steam .

In the meantime, the first 38 “verified” games for Steam Deck have been revealed, including Death Stranding, Dark Souls 3 and Sekiro .


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