A month later, Valve tells us what it accomplished and what comes next for the Steam Deck.
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A month after the Steam Deck launched, Valve published a blog post commemorating the things the console and the dev team have accomplished since then. The biggest achievement Valve wanted to highlight was that more than 2,000 games have been deemed verified or playable on the console.
“It’s been exciting to see the variety of games the community has played – new or old, big or small, any genre – it seems like players have had a lot of fun on Deck,” the blog post reads. We continue to charge through the Steam catalog and can’t wait to share the next big milestone here. We also listen carefully to customer feedback in this space as we want to make sure the Deck Verified program is doing its job.”
To streamline the feedback process, Valve has introduced a feedback feature that will ask players if they agree with the verified status of a particular game.
Anti-cheat is another area that the Steam Deck developers have put a lot of work into. The console supports two of the biggest anti-cheat software – BattlEye and Easy Anti-Cheat, making it easier and more player-friendly to play big multiplayer games like Apex Legends. However, the same processes have resulted in a number of Microsoft games not being able to run on the console. The changes should come from the game developers, who the company has said will be handled by the developers in their own time.
As for other improvements, Valve has made dual trackpad typing available, made the Game Mode keyboard available in Desktop Mode, and introduced some new keyboard themes. If you want to get the most out of battery life, the team has also introduced TDP (processor power), GPU Clock control and FSR (screen scaling) settings.
“Our goal is to continue to find ways to improve your experience on Steam Deck, and that means we’ll continue to listen to your feedback,” the blog post added. Please contact us through the forums, and if you experience any issues with your Steam Deck, don’t hesitate to report the bug.”
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