Valve published a digital “booklet” mostly based on Steam Deck, Steam, and the business itself on Thursday. Valve has released the book ahead of the Steam Deck’s introduction in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.
The book provides Valve’s assurances on the durability of its Steam Deck and SteamOS platform, providing further evidence that this won’t simply one-time piece of hardware left to get outdated. In its E-book Valve comments on the longevity of Steam Deck explaining:
This is a multi-generational product line. Valve will support Steam Deck and SteamOS well into the foreseeable future. We will learn from the Steam community about new uses for our hardware that we haven’t thought of yet, and we will build new versions to be even more open and capable than the first version of Steam Deck has been.”
The firm hasn’t made such type of commitment to any of its older hardware which includes the Steam Controller, Steam Machine, Steam Link, or Valve Index. However, according to Valve, each of their earlier hardware innovations paved the way for the Steam Deck. This is where the business has settled, and it appears to have found a natural fit in the hardware industry.
Additionally, Valve provided some noteworthy statistics regarding Steam, such as the fact that the platform has more than 30,000 games and over 130 million monthly active users. More than 4,500 games have been given the “Verified” or “Playable” certification for Steam Deck as of the book’s publication, according to Valve, which means that around 15% of all Steam games have already been declared compatible.
When it comes to enhancing the Steam Deck, Valve has made significant advancements. A recent report indicating that many bookings for Steam Deck will move from Q4 to Q3 indicating that Valve is doing all possible to provide customers with the greatest experience. We’ll have to wait and watch how Steam Deck’s “next-gen” improvements affect both its performance and user experience.