Valve has revealed the Steam Deck, a $399 Switch-style handheld device for PC
Valve has revealed the Steam Deck, a PC-based handheld device that will play all your Steam games when it releases this December starting at $399.
Steam Deck is "a powerful all-in-one portable PC", which will play all the latest AAA games on its 7" LCD screen.
The device will be available with three storage options; 64GB eMMC at £349/$399, 256GB NVMe SSD at £459/$529, or the 512GB high-speed NVMe SSD at £569/$649.
- Controls consist of two analogue sticks, two touch pads, ABXY face buttons, four rear buttons, analogue triggers, and gyro controls
- Battery life will last between 2 – 8 hours, slightly less than the Switch
- US, Canada, EU and UK Residents will be able to reserve a unit today, with a $5 / £4 deposit and previous purchase history, so Valve can avoid “potential unauthorized resellers”
- Specs: 1280 x 800px 60Hz screen, AMD APU Zen 2 2.4-3.5GHz processor, RDNA 2 1.0-1.6GHz GPU, 16 GB LPDDR5 RAM
Switch-style: Valve is offering up a handheld that's similar in style to the Switch, but overall it's a more powerful device, able to play games like Control and Jedi Fallen Order. It supports a dock too, so you can connect it to your TV, but this will be sold separately. It's just a shame Valve didn't call it the GabeGear or Gabeboy…
Gabe's delight: "We think Steam Deck gives people another way to play the games they love on a high-performance device at a great price," said Gabe Newell, Valve Founder. "As a gamer, this is a product I've always wanted. And as a game developer, it's the mobile device I've always wanted for our partners."