The development of smaller and more powerful PCs has made gaming increasingly more mobile, and now it is confirmed Valve is making more steam decks. If you don’t know, the steam deck is an incredibly powerful and mobile “console” produced by Valve. The device is made to be able to play any or at least most games in your steam library.
This device is an excellent advancement for gaming, but it is more exciting to hear that more will be made. This was initially discovered on Resetera from poster Anastiel_BR.
This discovery is exciting because Valve has a reputation for dropping support and progress for many things they own. Whether it was devices like the steam machine or games like Half-life or Left 4 Dead, the company seemed less and less interested in continuing properties. So when it was revealed that they would produce more steam decks, it sent a wave of excitement through their fans.
This information is revealed from one of the latest Steam Deck Booklets. The booklet explicitly mentions continued updates and support for the device. This information would have been exciting enough, but the booklet also refers to the device being multi-generational.
What Does Multi-Generational Mean?
Now, while a multi-generational console would not be all the signs, a previous lack of commitment is where the excitement comes from when combined with valves. This reveal is excellent news for the Steam Deck and other such mobile developments in general. The reveal also accompanied this news that the continued support would include hardware and software support.
The software support is easy enough to understand as it will be continuous updates to the device operating system. However, the physical support is interesting as it is not outlined what it would mean.
I am hoping that it means the device will have replacement parts and other services that can be necessary with such a console. This should give you why Valve makes more Steam Decks so significant.
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