Last November, Valve announced that the release of the Steam Deck portable game console was delayed by two months due to a lack of electronic components. And now the developer says that no new delays are foreseeable.
“We are sticking to the plan and intend to ship Steam Deck devices on time. Despite the global pandemic, supply and delivery difficulties, we expect to be able to start shipping the devices at the end of February.‘ says Valve.
Happy January! We have a small update for you today – tl;dr – we are still on track to ship in February.
Check it out here: https://t.co/pQXC101JCV
— Steam Deck (@OnDeck) January 13, 2022
The Steam Deck features a 7-inch, 1280 x 800 pixel touchscreen display flanking the game controls. The device carries an AMD APU, 16 GB LPDDR5 RAM, up to 512 GB SSD, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 5.0 wireless adapter.
Valve advises that work related to the Steam Deck Verified program is currently underway. More and more games compatible with the Steam Deck console will be coming to Steam soon. Four main criteria are checked as part of the product test: input elements, seamless transition, presentation and system support.