Valve says the Steam Deck is on track to ship by the end of February
In November, Valve gave everyone some bad news, revealing a two-month delay for the Steam Deck, but it’s starting 2022 on a high note. In its latest update, the company says it “appears” Steam Deck shipments will begin by the end of February. Of course, we are in the midst of a pandemic and things can always change, but the pre-order windows for Edge staff members maintain their original screenings – you can check your status here.
However, the games you’ll try to play on the thing are just as important as the hardware. Valve apparently shipped “hundreds” of Steam Deck units to developers last month so they could ensure their PC games are fully compatible with its software environment and AMD-powered hardware.
Testing is required to get a green “verified” tick in Steam, and we’ve already seen social media posts showing the creators of the most popular titles trying out their games on the Steam Deck. The only thing we still don’t have, oddly enough, is a price or an image of the Steam Deck dock that’s supposed to help you bring these games to the big screen. Hopefully we’ll get a look at it, and some time with Valve’s latest hardware project, in the coming weeks.