Valve: Steam Deck can run newer games and the entire Steam library

The launch of the Steam Deck has many players excited, but it has also raised doubts among the community. From the beginning, Valve ensured that its system will be able to run all Steam titles.

However, we know that for now the portable system cannot properly run major titles such as Destiny 2 , Apex Legends , PUBG, and Rainbow Six Siege . This is due to compatibility issues with the game’s security system.

Valve guarantees that this inconvenience will no longer exist at the launch of the Steam Deck, so the company reaffirmed that its system will be able to run any game. In fact, he presumed that there is currently no game that his laptop cannot run.


Valve recently revealed more details about the technical section of the Steam Deck. The company showed off the power of its system and assured that even the games that have been released this year run without any problem.

Pierre-Loup Griffais, Valve developer, explained that they have also tested various games from past years and that the system had no problems to run; however, they were concerned about the most recent titles, especially those from last year.

The creative revealed that some games did not work quite well on Steam Deck prototypes and their architectures, so they continued testing configurations until they had the performance they were looking for from the beginning of the project.

“This is the first time we’ve achieved the level of performance that is required to really run the latest generation of games smoothly. All the games we wanted to be playable are actually the entire Steam library,” said the member from Valve.

Griffais wants gamers to trust the system, so he reaffirmed that all games run smoothly on the Steam Deck and that, for now, there is no title that cannot run on the laptop.

“We have not found anything that we can throw to this device that it cannot handle,” added the developer. For his part, Yazan Aldehayyat, an engineer at Valve, said that certain optimizations by the studios will help games to take better advantage of all the power of the system.

The Steam Deck will debut in late 2021 in select countries. It will reach more unannounced regions sometime in 2022.

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