The Persona series is also coming to PlayStation 5 and Steam

Microsoft made a lot of western JRPG fans happy on Sunday when it shared it was working with Atlus to bring the Persona series to . Outside of , the franchise’s main entries have been exclusive to PlayStation consoles, limiting their accessibility. The good news is that expansion isn’t limited to Game Pass.

On Monday, Atlus said it would bring Persona 3 Portable, Persona 4 Golden and  to PlayStation 5. Additionally, P3P and P5R will join P4G on Steam, according to a press release the company shared with . Atlus didn’t announce a release window for the PS5 and Steam versions of those games. P5R heads to Xbox Game Pass on October 21st, with the other two games to follow sometime in 2023.

The expanded availability means a lot more people will have the chance to experience the Persona series. Before Sunday’s announcement, you had to go out of your way to play most of the games in the franchise. For instance, it was previously only possible to play Persona 3 Portable, which originally came out on the PSP in 2009, on PlayStation Vita. Persona 4 Golden, meanwhile, was only available on Vita before its PC release in 2020. As such, a lot of people turned to emulation to check out those games after the mainstream success of Persona 5.

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Still waiting for the Steam Deck dock? This fan made their own

The Steam Deck docking station might be subject to an extended delay, but fans of the handheld gaming system have taken measures into their own hands, creating their own 3D-printed variations of the accessory that work just as well as the peripheral promised by Valve.

Most recently, a Reddit user by the name of Hannover2k shared images of their own Steam Deck docking station rig, detailing that the accessory is based around a Dock-Teck DD0003 USB-C hub. The user also added two USB 3.0 slots, an SD/MicroSD slot, an HDMI and LAN ports, and a 45-watt USB C-Charge port passthrough, TechRadar noted.

No problem. I created my own docking station with the 3D printer + a template from Thingiverse + a USB C 8in1 hub. 👍

— Thomascz (@Nerdpfleger) June 1, 2022

This Reddit user isn’t the only Steam Deck fan to get creative by fashioning their own docking station for the Steam Deck while waiting for the real Steam Deck, which became available in February.

Valve announced in early June that it had once again delayed the launch of its docking station peripheral to an unspecified time, due to “parts shortages and COVID closures at our manufacturing facilities.”

During that time, Twitter user @Nerdpfleger shared images of their Steam Deck docking station iteration, which is based on a template from Thingiverse and powered by a USB C 8-in-1 hub.

In comparison, the actual Steam Deck docking station will include one USB 3.1 port, two USB 2.0 ports, a Gigabit Ethernet port, an HDMI 2.0 port, a DisplayPort 1.4, and a USB-C port to connect to the Steam Deck console.

Fans’ ability to 3D print a Steam Deck label for their USB hubs to get the look and feel of a Valve-branded product without any wait could pose serious competition for the gaming company, considering the accessory has been delayed for most of this year. The Steam Deck docking station was originally set to release in February as a main accessory for the Steam Deck when the gaming system first became available.

For those who are not as handy, there are options such as shopping for ready-made docking stations on Esty. Or you can simply use a multiport USB hub, which, of course, won’t have Steam Deck branding.

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Steam Deck tricks and tips you need to know about

The Steam Deck is absolutely stuffed with features, settings, and configuration options, and you might not know about all of them. I’ve pulled together nine Steam Deck tricks and tips that you can use to get around the machine faster, save battery life, and make the most of of Valve’s handheld gaming PC.

Pull up Steam Deck shortcuts

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The Steam button will quickly become your best friend with the Steam Deck, but it does more than open your menu. Hold it down for a couple of seconds longer to pull up a list of Steam Deck shortcuts that show you how to take a screenshot, force quit a game, and more.

You’ll find the full list of shortcuts by holding down the Steam button, but here they are for quick reference:

  • Steam + B (long press): Force game shutdown
  • Steam + X: Show keyboard
  • Steam + L1: Toggle magnifier
  • Steam + R1: Take screenshot
  • Steam + L2: Right mouse click (this is correct, believe it or not)
  • Steam + R2: Left mouse click
  • Steam + Right joystick: Joystick mouse
  • Steam + Right trackpad: Trackpad mouse
  • Steam + Right trackpad (click): Left mouse click
  • Steam + Left joystick up: Increase screen brightness
  • Steam + Left joystick down: Decrease screen brightness
  • Steam + D-pad right: Enter key
  • Steam + D-pad down: Tab key
  • Steam + D-pad left: Escape key

Customize your controls

You have access to four back buttons on the Steam Deck, but they don’t do anything by default. You can customize your controls in any game by launching it and pressing the Steam button. Scroll to the right and select Controller settings to rebind any of the buttons on the Deck, browse community layouts, and create your own layouts. Valve even includes several controller templates to get you started, regardless of if a game supports controllers or not. You can’t do that on a Nintendo Switch.

Ignore the ‘Great on Deck’ category

Library filters on the Steam Deck.
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The Steam Deck automatically sorts your library and provides a “Great on Deck” category that’s a little misleading. These are all of the Deck Verified games in your library, which means they’ve been tested by Valve and provide a seamless experience when playing on Deck. That doesn’t mean the rest of your Steam library is out, though.

Swap over to your full library and press the button to select Filter by Verified and playable. Countless titles work perfectly well on Steam Deck but don’t have full verification due to a pregame launcher or a minor configuration issue. Although you should explore your full library, I recommend starting with the best Deck Verified games first.

Change your keyboard theme

The default Steam Deck keyboard theme is boring. Head to the Settings menu and select Keyboard to change it. You’ll have a few themes by default, plus an extra if you have a 512GB model, and Valve sells more themes in the Steam points shop. There aren’t a ton of options now, but I expect we’ll see a lot more keyboard themes in the future.

Turn on half-rate shading in pixel art games

Half-rate shading option on the Steam Deck.
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The Steam Deck now supports half-rate shading, which can massively improve your battery life. Half-rate shading basically cuts the resolution of pixel shaders in half. Although half-rate shading is available in every game, I recommend using in pixel art games in particular.

If you’re a big fan of platformer games and indie titles like me, half-rate shading will save you a ton of battery life (hours, in many cases). The lower resolution doesn’t matter in pixel art games, but be careful with half-rate shading in more graphically complex games — it can really hurt image quality.

Use FSR when you can

You can use AMD’s FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) with any game on Steam Deck, but enabling it is a little confusing. FSR improves performance and saves battery by upscaling a game from a lower resolution. To turn it on, lower your resolution in any game and open the Quick settings menu. Scroll down to Performance and select FSR under the Scaling Filter section.

There are a ton of other options here, too — make sure to read our guide on how to check your frame rate on Steam Deck to see what some of them do.

Use desktop mode for Xbox Game Pass

Desktop mode on the Steam Deck.
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You can use Xbox Game Pass on the Steam Deck, at least a little bit. You can only stream Game Pass titles through Microsoft Edge, which you need to access the Steam Deck desktop for. To get there, press the Steam button, select Power, and choose Switch to Desktop. 

Once you’ve gotten Edge working and you’re signed into your Game Pass account, make sure to check out our roundup of the best games on Xbox Game Pass to know what to play first.

Limit power while traveling

Battery life is a big issue, so if you can’t pick up a power bank for Steam Deck, you’ll have to find other ways to save power. Open the Quick settings menu and scroll down to Performance to limit your graphics power (listed as Thermal power TDP). Turning the power down can save you massive battery life while traveling (though, the TSA might still make fun on your Steam Deck at the airport).

Make use of the Magnifier

The Magnifier on the Steam Deck.
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Open up a game like Civilization VI, and you’ll quickly see the problem with the size of the Steam Deck’s screen. Thankfully, you can use the Magnifier to zoom in on areas that may be hard to read. To use it, hold down Steam and L1 and use the right joystick to select the area of the screen you want to zoom in on. Let go and it’ll stay there. You can turn off the Magnifier by using the same Steam L1 shortcut.

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Valve further delays Steam Deck dock due to supply shortages

You’ll have to be patient if you want an official way to turn your Steam Deck into a makeshift desktop. As The Verge notes, Valve has indefinitely delayed its Steam Deck Docking Station due to a combination of supply shortages and pandemic-related manufacturing shutdowns. The company said it was “improving the situation” and would share more info when available.

The setback won’t affect production and reservation windows for the Steam Deck itself, Valve said. In the interim, the company vowed to upgrade support for third-party USB-C hubs and external monitors.

The Docking Station cradles the Steam Deck while providing display, Ethernet and USB connections. It was announced alongside the handheld system, but wasn’t available when the Steam Deck first reached customers. Valve still lists the release as “late spring.” The delay won’t preclude you from using the Steam Deck as a PC or attaching it to a TV, but generic hubs clearly won’t be as elegant as a dock built with the console in mind.

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Steam survey hints at a GPU market recovery

Valve’s latest monthly report might give a clue that the PC industry is recovering from its component shortage that has dragged on for over two years.

In its monthly user survey, Valve’s data shows that gamers accessing Steam were doing so from PCs running a higher number of Nvidia Ampere graphics cards. The RTX 3080 graphics card saw a 0.24% increase in usage during the month of May, while the RTX 3070 GPU saw a 0.19% increase.

Of course, cheaper and more readily accessible cards still remain the most common, but the growth is certainly encouraging to see. It coincides with recent drops in GPU pricing and increases in supply.

AMD components have also made an appearance on the survey, with the RTX 3060 increasing 0.18% and the Radeon RX 6800 XT increasing 0.15%.

These stats are pivotal as they hint that more and more gamers are getting access to these high-end GPUs, both as desktop parts and in gaming laptops, which have been scarce in recent months.

The overall graphics card increase has also seen AMD gain some market share against the consumer favorite, Intel at 1.24%. However, the competitor remains in a staunch lead with an overall 67.19% of users.

On the CPU side, the survey also uncovered that processors on the PCs used on Steam have steadily increased from four cores to six cores over the last five years, as noted by PCWorld.

Previously, a four-core CPU was the most common, but this May survey continues to show growth in higher core count processors. Approximately 33% of PCs on Steam were running four-core CPUs, while over 50% of PCs were running six-core systems.

Both Intel and AMD have introduced high-core CPUs beyond six, with even eight, 12, and 16 cores to its mid-range component line. Still, six seems to be the new standard for the average PC gamer, especially now that Intel has increased its CPU’s core count with the 12th-gen Alder Lake chips.

Lastly, Valve’s survey continues to show increases in Windows 11. The update is 0.41% away from being installed on every five PCs. Additionally, over 50% of those surveyed had 16GB of RAM.

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7 rock-solid PC gaming deals in the Steam Autumn Sale

The Steam Autumn Sale has returned, serving up a ton of PC gaming deals for Thanksgiving weekend. The Autumn Sale is a flash in the pan compared to the longer Summer and Winter Sales, lasting only one week instead of two. While the Autumn Sale may not stick around as long, it still has plenty of good PC gaming deals to take advantage of, and we’ll go through some of the best we’ve seen here.

Mass Effect Legendary Edition

Ever since Mass Effect Legendary Edition launched back in May, we’re guessing there have been many waiting for a significant discount on it. With the Autumn Sale, those patient gamers now have an opportunity to strike. Mass Effect Legendary Edition is 42% off in the sale, bringing its price from $60 down to $34.79. Since Mass Effect Legendary Edition packs remasters of the three titles in the original Mass Effect Trilogy into one compilation, there’s a lot of value here, and most RPG/sci-fi fans should consider picking it up at this price.

Tetris Effect: Connected

Most of us have played Tetris before, but if you haven’t played Tetris Effect yet, you’ve missed out on what is quite possibly the best version of the classic puzzle game. With beautiful visuals, excellent music, and gameplay that can go from chill to intense in an instant, Tetris Effect is a wonderful experience. This release, Tetris Effect: Connected adds co-op and competitive multiplayer, improving on the original game even more. At its sale price of $26.79 (33% off), it’s a no-brainer for anyone even vaguely interested in Tetris.

Element TD 2

Occasionally, I’ll recommend tower defense games in these lists because I love tower defense as a genre. It’s a genre that never gets old for me, and I find that many tower defense games are infinitely replayable. This time around, the tower defense game in question is Element TD 2, a fully-fledged sequel to the tower defense game that started as a custom map for Warcraft III.

Element TD 2 isn’t getting a huge discount in the Steam Autumn Sale, as it’s on sale for $12.49 (15% off), but even at full price, it still feels like a steal thanks to its campaign and multiplayer modes. If you have some friends interested in tower defense, this is an easy buy, as those late-night cooperative sessions are a ton of fun.

Rivals of Aether

After years of seeing it as a side event at various Super Smash Bros. tournaments, I finally pulled the trigger and picked up Rivals of Aether a little while ago. While I’ve really only scratched the surface of this game so far, I can already tell that the game is a stellar alternative to Super Smash Bros. for those playing on PC. At 50% off, bringing its price down to $14.99, it’s a good buy for anyone in the mood for a platform fighter.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection

While a lot of PC gamers might be occupied with the free-to-play Halo Infinite at the moment, this is a good time to remind folks that Halo: The Master Chief Collection is on PC as well. It’s a particularly good time because the entire compilation, which features ports of the original Halo trilogy, Halo 3: ODST, Halo: Reach, and Halo 4, is on sale for $19.99 (50% off). Even if Halo Infinite is your new multiplayer squeeze, being able to play through all of the classic Halo campaigns is well worth the $20 you’ll spend on The Master Chief Collection.


Even alongside Mass Effect, Tetris Effect, and Halo, Valheim might just be the most popular game on this list (at least judging by the sheer number of Steam reviews this game has managed to rack up). Chances are many who wanted to play Valheim have already taken the plunge, but if you haven’t yet, your patience will save you a few bucks. Valheim was already a safe buy at $20, but at $15.99 (20% off) during the Autumn Sale, it’s worth picking up for anyone who likes open-world survival games.

Loop Hero

Loop Hero is one of the best indie games to come out this year, and even those who might be growing weary of roguelikes should check it out if they haven’t already. Tasked with rebuilding a world thrown into an eternally dark, timeless loop, players will find the central concept of Loot Hero easy to grasp — and then they’ll discover there’s a lot of complexity to the game. At $8.99 (40% off) during the Autumn Sale, it’s priced well within impulse territory and should be on the radar for every roguelike fan.


While the Steam Autumn Sale might be shorter than the Winter and Summer Sales, there’s definitely no lack of deals. These discounts will be available for the entire duration of the Autumn Sale, which runs until Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at 10 AM PST/1 PM EST.

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Battlefield 2042’s day-one patch isn’t enough to stop tanking Steam reviews

Battlefield 2042 has officially launched after a turbulent early access period. Alongside the full game, DICE has shipped a day-one patch, but unfortunately, the update is minor and doesn’t appear to fix many issues players are having. While DICE promises that more updates are coming in the future, it seems the day-one patch hasn’t been enough to save Battlefield 2042 from fan blowback.

Battlefield 2042 day-one patch fixes

DICE detailed the contents of the day-one patch over on the Battlefield website. Even though it’s small, it still fixes some major issues, starting with the rubberbanding problems that many players have reported.

Rubberbanding is an issue where enemy players will seemingly teleport from one position to another, which obviously makes it hard to fight them in a competitive game like Battlefield. DICE says that it has “Implemented Server Side upgrades” intended to reduce the issue, so hopefully, players will encounter the problem less often – or not at all – in their multiplayer matches.

The update should also reduce stuttering on the Breakaway map, but DICE says that for the moment, it’s still exploring reports of stuttering on other maps. Those seem to be the two biggest fixes contained in the patch, but there are other changes too. For instance, the patch fixes several issues associated with Hazard Zone, including one that revealed players’ location on the map even when they weren’t supposed to be visible or hadn’t been spotted by other players.

While this update is small, DICE says it’s just the beginning for Battlefield 2042 updates. “Over the next 30 days, we’re presently scheduled to release two further updates, with our next update delivering more fixes and improvements that we’ve identified during this first week of Early Access, and a larger and more substantial update following that,” DICE wrote alongside the patch notes.

Battlefield 2042 getting massacred on Steam

If you needed any indication that the day-one update was not enough for players, you need only look at Steam. With the official launch of Battlefield 2042 comes the opportunity for players to review the game on Steam, and so far, disgruntled players are making their voices heard. At the time of this writing, Battlefield 2042 has received “Mostly Negative” feedback from players on Steam, with more than 13,000 reviews.

That, as you can imagine, is not good, and it suggests that Battlefield 2042 has a ton of problems that need to be fixed by DICE. Unfortunately, judging from those Steam reviews alone, it seems that Battlefield 2042 has a long way to go before the larger player base will think it’s in an acceptable state.

While the reviews mention an array of issues with the game, one consistent complaint we’ve seen is that Battlefield 2042 is poorly optimized. A number of players are also reporting issues with things like broken hit registration and bullet drop-off. Many also take issue with Battlefield 2042‘s Specialists, which replace more traditional classes from previous games and have been a contentious issue since they were first introduced.

This day-one patch could be a good first step toward that goal of getting Battlefield 2042 to a better place, but we’ll need to see the fixes that are included in these upcoming patches before we can know if the game is on the right path. When DICE shares more details about these upcoming patches, we’ll fill you in.

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Steam Deck won’t flop like Steam Machines

PC gamers might have felt a tad disappointed at the news that Valve is delaying its Steam Deck portable PC gaming machine to sometime in 2022. Of course, that wasn’t exactly surprising given how other consumer electronics, especially computers and mobile devices, are facing production and shipment delays, but it still douses some cold water over the enthusiasm that has been building up towards the upcoming shopping and gaming seasons. Almost ironically, that can also serve to get gamers excited even more, especially after Valve continues to reveal some details that inspire confidence that the Steam Deck will not be a repeat of the ill-fated Steam Machine.

Handheld gaming is a thing (again)

Handheld gaming devices have been around for ages, though few can probably be considered to have garnered enough success to be worthy of being included in the annals of gaming history. The console side of the fence is filled with noteworthy examples like the original Nintendo Game Boy, the PlayStation Portable and the PS Vita, and, more recently, the Nintendo Switch. Handheld PCs have recently grown in number, but they are still relatively obscure compared to one that would bear the names of “Valve” and “Steam”.

Perhaps partly thanks to the Nintendo Switch and partly due to the lucrative mobile games market, the idea of gaming on the go has gotten more mass appeal lately. PCs, however, have never really been portable except in the form of laptops, making the idea of handheld PC gaming more enticing these days. Especially when it’s made by a reputable company with specs and featured geared towards gaming specifically.

Of course, this isn’t Valve’s first foray into PC gaming hardware, but it’s probably one that is finally more relevant. Steam Machines and Steam OS failed on multiple fronts, but the biggest reason was that the proposition didn’t offer anything truly unique and special. Almost any desktop gaming PC could be connected to a TV and a controller, and it would offer the same experience and even outperform some of the early Steam Machines. While there are a number of handheld gaming PCs from the likes of GPD, One Netbook, and even Chuwi, they don’t carry the same weight as Valve’s name, nor can they offer a tempting $400 starting price tag.

Valve is in control

The Steam Deck’s specs might disappoint some, especially when you compare it to the likes of the GPD WIN 3, for example. The key difference, however, is that Valve is almost in control of every aspect of the Steam Deck experience, or at the very least, has enough clout to influence its development. We aren’t talking about off-the-shelf PC components that any manufacturer can get their hands on but hardware that’s been designed and tested to deliver a very specific handheld Steam experience.

Valve recently held a live stream that goes into more detail about the device’s hardware, specifically the AMD chip that’s specially designed for it. For example, everything about the hardware is fine-tuned to deliver consistent 720p gaming, whether the Steam Deck is plugged in or connected to a TV. The latter is where AMD’s FidelityFX Super Resolution upscaling is utilized to output higher resolution graphics without actually going beyond 720p on the hardware level.

Almost ironically but very appropriately, the Steam Deck is still as open as any PC, with the ability to install Windows on it after the fact. The latter, in turn, could open the doors to other gaming platforms, like Microsoft xCloud, Google Stadia, and NVIDIA GeForce NOW, among other things. That said, heavy Steam users won’t have to look to those rival platforms since they will have access to almost all the games that Valve’s library has to offer.

Steam Proton

Part of the Steam Machine’s failure was blamed on Steam OS. Valve has long been a staunch supporter of Linux and for good reason, but it might have been too early for the company to put its eggs in that basket. Since then, however, Valve has worked tirelessly to bring Linux up to snuff in supporting Windows games available on Steam, which is where the newish Proton compatibility framework comes in.

It’s still not perfect, of course, but Proton opened up a whole new world of games on Linux, games that previously wouldn’t run even with the latest version of WINE (“WINE Is Not an Emulator”). There are still some compatibility issues as well, but Proton puts the burden in Valve’s and the open source community’s hands, freeing game publishers from having to specifically target Linux support.

The Catch: Controller versus Keyboard

The one probably small catch to this otherwise enchanting dream for PC gamers is the matter of input control. While many games are now available on both PCs and consoles, some are still defined by how they’re controlled, with PCs better known for their keyboard and mouse controls. The Steam Deck’s form factor makes that impossible, at least not without having to sit down and connect peripherals, immediately leaving a number of titles out in the cold.

Granted, some of those games might not exactly be good to play on the go, anyway. And, being a true PC, the possibility of accessories and addons to address those limitations is left wide open. Hopefully, Valve will be able to deliver on the promise of the Steam Deck and sell enough of it to warrant supporting the device in the years to come or maybe even have a Steam Deck 2.

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Valve’s Steam Deck Delayed Due to Component Shortage

Valve’s Steam Deck has been delayed until February 2022, according to an email sent to people who placed a reservation on the handheld device. In the email, Valve apologizes for the delay and cites the global supply chain issues and material shortages that have been plaguing both consoles and GPUs since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Due to material shortages, components aren’t reaching our manufacturing facilities in time for us to meet our initial launch dates,” states the email sent to those with a reservation. The email did not provide information for those who want to purchase a Steam Deck but don’t want to place a reservation. The current backups in the global supply chain and issues with part sourcing and manufacturing will likely also push back the date of widespread availability for the handheld.

The issue affects all Steam Deck models, which were previously expected to begin shipping in December.

Valve notes that February 2022 is still an estimate, but it appears to be putting its faith in the new street date regardless. Those who reserved a Steam Deck will keep their place in the purchase queue, but the dates “will shift back accordingly” to start in February rather than in 2022.

Valve originally announced the Steam Deck in July. While the handheld’s form factor and design drew comparisons to the Nintendo Switch, Valve intends for the Steam Deck to be more like a portable PC. Players will have access to their entire Steam library of games on the go and will be able to play games with the Steam Deck’s built-in controller, as well as hook up the handheld to a TV or monitor to game on a bigger screen.

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Valve’s Steam Deck delayed – SlashGear

Valve announced today that the first shipments for its Steam Deck handheld have been delayed. Originally slated to begin shipping in December 2021, those initial orders have now been pushed back to 2022. The delay isn’t massive in the grand scheme, but this is another example of new hardware missing its original launch window because of supply chain issues and global shortages.

Steam Deck delay: When orders will begin shipping

Valve has confirmed that initial Steam Deck orders will begin shipping out in February 2022. We aren’t given a precise release date beyond that, but then again, we had never had a specific date for the original December launch either. In a post to Steam today, Valve said that the new shipment window is based on its “updated build estimates.”

“The launch of Steam Deck will be delayed by two months,” Valve said today. “We’re sorry about this — we did our best to work around the global supply chain issues, but due to material shortages, components aren’t reaching our manufacturing facilities in time for us to meet our initial launch dates.”

Users don’t have to do anything in the wake of this delay, as Valve says everyone will keep their place in line, but the entire queue will shift back two months. If you pre-ordered a Steam Deck, you can check the updated availability estimate for your order by heading over to the Steam Deck page.

Another one bites the dust

Sadly, the Steam Deck is the latest in a long line of hardware that has been hit with delays. We have a global silicon shortage to thank for all of that, and so far, there’s been no sign that it will be easing significantly anytime soon. We’ve been grappling with this shortage for so long at this point that there was some question of whether or not Valve would have to contend with supply constraints back when the Steam Deck was first announced over the summer.

Valve, however, is in good company here, and we don’t even need to step outside the realm of video games to find multiple examples of hardware impacted by these issues. For example, the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X are both hard-to-find consoles a year out from release. Even Nintendo has managed to join the fray in launching the Switch OLED, which is difficult to find at the moment as well.

We’ve even seen more niche hardware manufacturers grappling with supply shortages in recent months. Analogue’s upcoming FPGA-based handheld, the Pocket, has faced numerous delays that have now pushed initial shipments back to December 2021, even though those handhelds were ordered in August 2020.

So, while it stings to hear that the Steam Deck has been delayed, it isn’t exactly surprising given the global state of affairs. We’ll let you know Valve makes any additional announcements regarding Steam Deck availability, but for now, expect the first orders to begin shipping out sometime in February 2021.

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