According to an eBook recently published by the firm on the subject of its handheld gaming PCs and SteamOS, Valve is pushing Steam Deck 2 to the future.
free book (opens in new tab) (Which Gaming on Linux (opens in new tab) Flagged Up) makes it clear in no uncertain terms that there will be a sequel to Steam Deck, doing so at several places in the final chapter that focuses on the theme of the future. Indeed, the chapter title itself mentions that there will be “more Steam decks” as well as further versions of the SteamOS operating system.
Valve writes: “In the future, Valve will bring to market new versions of Steam Deck, with hardware and software improvements and iterations on this product.”
And a little later, the company mentions that Steam Deck is a “multi-generational product line,” and that it will “build new versions to be even more open and capable than the first version of Steam Deck.” Which is quite open and capable, of course.
Analysis: Valve seeks feedback on Steam Deck sequel
It’s good to hear that Valve announced its intention to produce a future sequel to Steam Deck, and while the company has talked about it before, it’s enough that this time around, there’s going to be multiple generations of handhelds. Things have been added in strong words. ,
In the booklet, Valve also asks what gamers would like to see in a future incarnation of Steam Deck, and we’ve already got some hints as to what kind of changes could be implemented. Given these range, such as making Steam Deck 2 more powerful, and innovating around the portable nature of the device, much less obvious such as something related to VR that Valve co-founder Gabe Newell has mentioned in the past.
The fact that Valve has some serious long-term plans for future versions of Steam Deck should come as no surprise, given how popular the handheld has been, with pre-orders for that long (and still very ongoing). ) in terms of queues, as well as the critical acclaim that has generally been seen on the device. Maybe it won’t be long before we see some leaks about exactly what features or hardware Valve is considering for Steam Deck 2.