According to the GamingOnLinux portal, Valve has accelerated the adaptation of Steam library games for the Steam Deck portable game console. According to the SteamDB database, 243 games already have full support for the console. Less than a week ago it was 120.
program deck verified is intended to help users know which games from the Steam Store will work on the Steam Deck before the console boots. The program divides games into four categories: “supported”, “playable”, “not supported” and “not yet known”. The “supported” category includes games that work perfectly on the console (because of their capabilities, of course). The playable category means that games can run on the console, but they may have various bugs. Games in the “Unknown” category have not yet been tested for compatibility with the console.
Valve’s ultimate goal is to provide support for most games in the Steam library on the Steam Deck. However, this may take some time. It is in the company’s own interest to support as many games as possible until the release of the console, which we recall is scheduled for February 25th.
Preliminary reviews praise the prefix. Tech bloggers who received the prefix for tests emphasize the high performance of the device, its comfortable ergonomics and a wide range of settings. However, the console’s autonomy is still lame. It is very likely that Valve will be able to programmatically tweak it before release or with later updates.