More than half of Steam’s top games are now playable on the Steam Deck even though the console only launched in February.
The Steam Deck still looks to be growing in strength as Valve continues to add support for Steam’s top games. At the beginning of this month, the Steam Deck had over 2,000 supported games for gamers to enjoy, and this number is still growing with each passing day.
The 2000 games supported on the Steam Deck include around 1,000 playable games and around 1,000 verified games. Verified games on the Steam Deck are usually fairly thoroughly tested and should be able to run on the system without problems, while games that are playable are likely to have some playback compatibility issues. born. At the beginning of March, the Steam Deck had 559 verified games and 498 playable games in its library, which means Valve has increased an impressive number of playable games. on the system in just one month.
Just over 50 of these 2,000 games are on Steam’s 100 best games list, showing that Valve seems intent on bringing the best games to this portable gaming PC. This list includes three games from FromSoftware namely Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Dark Souls 3 and Elden Ring which are very popular, surprisingly the machine is compatible with The Witcher 3, once a game that many consoles the computer can’t run stably.
Interestingly, Valve initially struggled to get Elden Ring to run well on the Steam Deck, the game has a lot of performance issues on PC, and the Steam Deck is no exception. Performance issues surrounding games are not easily resolved due to the vast variety of PC hardware systems. However, thanks to the fact that the Steam Deck has a standard hardware configuration, Valve is able to make the game run smoother on its device than some high-end PCs.
Also while many PC games have been optimized to run well on this handheld, one Modder hooked up a Radeon graphics card to the Steam Deck to test whether they could get the most out of the power. from this mobile platform or not. The graphics card did improve performance in a few titles but was eventually bottlenecked by the Steam Deck’s CPU.
Valve recently discussed the future of the Steam Deck and noted a few exciting plans for the handheld coming up. The company’s plans seem to focus primarily on adding even more games to the system by adding support for various anti-cheat services. Valve also seems to be quite interested in adding more support for Windows 11 on this device.
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