Games are being added all the time to Valve’s handheld gaming system, Steam Deck, and it looks like the numbers are only increasing.
Since its release in February, the steam deck has made waves in the mobile gaming market. With Valve now adding support for classic Nintendo controllers, not to mention the system is Windows-ready, it’s proving to be a force to be reckoned with. Of course, people mainly want to use it for gaming on the go. As such, the device is compatible with thousands of titles and this number is constantly increasing.
According to a recent report from PCGamesN, Steam Deck recently added another 500 games to its growing roster. Valve wants to ensure that as many releases as possible are compatible with its handheld device, with games considered either “verified” or “playable”. The former means they should run on the deck with no issues while the latter means they should run but users may face some issues such as: B. a drop in frame rates. One of the latest games added is Insomniac’s Spiderman.
Just a few weeks ago Steam Deck was supporting 4,000 games, so things are progressing well when it comes to having a healthy library for people to play. Prior to release, it was considered to be on par with Switch, but it was quickly realized that it’s more than just a gaming console. As mentioned above, the Steam Deck may have a different operating system installed. With mouse and keyboard compatibility to boot, it’s more like a mobile PC than a handheld gaming system, although most will likely use it for gaming.
And not just the verified games. Recently, someone installed an OG Xbox emulator on the Steam Deck to play classic games such as: gloriole and time splitter 2. Emulation seems to be gaining popularity on Valve’s device, and it means even more games can be played, not just the ones a user has on their Steam profile.
Valve doesn’t have a great track record when it comes to hardware as the Steam Controller and Steam Link aren’t really catching on in the industry. However, the steam deck is a strong competitor in the mobile market and proof that the company can step out of its software comfort zone and make a difference. There’s even a chance that a successor system is in the pipeline, but for now this portable PC is sure to turn heads.
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https://gamerant.com/500-more-games-verified-compatible-steam-deck/ Another 500 games are now compatible with the Steam Deck