Valve’s Steam Deck is near releaseand now, more information about its compatibility with different titles. The big question on everyone’s mind right now is how many games will officially be supported on the device. Luckily, we’re starting to see a bunch of titles that seem to be compatible with the Steam Deck. First discovered by Reddit users Cool-Arrival-2617 SteamDB users can now see which games have passed the ‘Deck Verified’ program, as well as which have not.
So far, there is no clear consensus on how many headers we can expect to be ‘Verified’ on the device. As of writing, there are 67 games that have been confirmed to be fully compatible or not supported. It’s not an extensive list, but it’s a start and a good way to see if the Steam Deck is of any value to you. After all, if it can’t play the games you want to play, what’s the point? Keep in mind that this list is not entirely official yet and things are subject to further change.
Hopefully your favorites are not left behind
As discovered above SteamDB, a verified list of compatible titles for the Steam Deck across a variety of titles. Supported games include Dark Souls 3, humiliation, Tetris effect, and Hollow Knight, to name a few. In total, there are about 38 compatible games, admittedly not a huge number. However, it’s still early days and there’s plenty of time to add more games.
What’s more interesting are the titles Incompatible with the Steam Deck. As expected, the majority of unsupported titles are VR games like Arizona Sunshine and Cut budget. But a special addition here is Persona 4 gold, this is quite ironic since it was originally a PlayStation Vita game before it was ported to Steam. Currently, there is no word on the reason Persona 4 gold will not be supported. It may not be compatible with the Linux-based SteamOS that the Steam Deck uses. Whether this will cause more problems for more titles remains to be seen.
Again, the list we’re seeing right now for Steam Deck compatibility isn’t extensive by any means. Hopefully we’ll start to see more titles verified for the Steam Deck soon. Hopefully the list of unsupported titles is still small, but only time will tell. It would be a shame if someone’s favorite game couldn’t be played on Valve’s handheld system.
https://www.pcinvasion.com/steam-deck-compatibility/ Steam Deck Compatibility Categories available on select Steam titles