Valve launches Steam Deck, now available to order to reservers

Prasad, 25 February 2022

Valve today finally launched its portable Steam Deck console. The device is now available for order to the first batch of reservers, who will be getting an email with ordering details.

Valve launches Steam Deck, now available to order to reservers

Potential buyers who reserved the device will have 72 hours to complete their purchase after receiving the email, or they can cancel their reservation. The next batch of emails will be sent next week.

Valve also released a mini-game called Aperture Desk Job. Set in the Portal universe, the game is designed to walk you through the controls and features of the Steam Deck. However, while it is designed for the Steam Deck, it will also be available to download to anyone with a Windows PC and a controller.

This mini-game will be free to download for all Steam users and will be available March 1.

Meanwhile, over on the Steam site, Valve has also created a page called Great on Deck to showcase games that work well on the Steam Deck hardware. Some of the noteworthy titles include Elden Ring, Horizon Zero Dawn, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Stardew Valley, Hades, Terraria, Shadow Warrior 2, and more.

Valve launches Steam Deck, now available to order to reservers

These games supposedly pass all compatibility checks and is said to be a "great experience" on the Steam Deck.

The Steam Deck is priced at $399 for the 64GB model, $529 for the 256GB model, and $649 for the 512GB model.



Reader comments

  • Sin
  • 12 Jun 2022
  • N5a

The steam deck can only game at 720p 30fps in 2022 but will have too wait a year for per order will it really be worth it in 2022 4k is the standed or 120hz how long till the steam deck is obsolete ?

  • Anonymous
  • 28 Feb 2022
  • 70d

You didn't pre-order it? I doubt that it will be available at retail.

The more I check the reviews and it's been mixed with positive and negative, the more I want this. I never got Final Fantasy VII Remake and God of War (2018) for my PS4 slim because I no longer own a TV. I saw somebody on YouTube playing them an...

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