The Steam Deck Handheld Gaming Console, which launched on February 25, has now begun shipping to those who have previously made a reservation and have now completed the purchase. It is also available for reservation, and those who wish to purchase it can do so through the company’s website. Valve Aperture Desk Jobs has also announced a free playable mini-game for Valve’s new Steam Deck, and added a ‘Great on Deck’ page that allows gamers to test games in their Steam library for deck compatibility, as well as additional Steam Deck-related content.
According to a post from the Steam Store, shipping of the Steam Deck Handheld PC has started and Valve has announced that those who want to reserve a Steam Deck can do so on the company’s website.
In addition, the US-based company has announced ‘Aperture Desk Job’, a playable small game for consoles. The short is set in the portal universe and basically takes the user through the handheld controls and features. The desk job will be launched on March 1 and is “the best experience on the steam deck,” the company says.
The second major announcement relates to the game’s desktop Steam store. There is a “Great on Deck” page that will allow Steam Deck owners to check the existing games in their library’s Steam library for Steam Deck compatibility. “These games pass all compatibility tests and each steam deck is a great experience,” says Page.
The Steam Deck handheld gaming device was unveiled in July last year and was slated to launch in December 2021. However, Valve also suffered from a global chip shortage and shipments had to be delayed by two months.
Steam deck price, availability
64 399 (approximately Rs. 30,000) for the 64GB eMMC internal storage option on the Steam Deck, $ 529 (approximately Rs. 39,700) for the 256GB NVMe SSD internal storage model, and $ 649 (approximately Rs. 48,700) for the NVM512GB SSDe model. . It will be available for purchase in black color options in the United States, Canada, European Union and United Kingdom. The company says the steam deck will make its debut in more regions. There is no information on the availability of handheld PCs in India.
Steam deck specification, features
The Steam Deck has a 7-inch LCD display with a resolution of 1,280×800 pixels, a 16:10 aspect ratio, a 60Hz refresh rate and 400 net peak brightness. It runs on Arch Linux-based SteamOS 3.0 optimized for a handheld experience. The handheld gaming console is equipped with an AMD APU which includes a Zen 2 based CPU and a GPU with 8 RDNA 2 compute units (CUs).
Steam deck controls include a D-pad, two analog sticks, an ABXY button, a bumper, a trigger, two trackpads, and four assignable buttons on the back. For connection, the Steam deck has dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v5, a 3.5mm stereo headphone combo jack and a USB Type-C port that can be used to output the display to a TV or monitor.
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