Steam Deck just launched but Valve is already thinking about a Steam Deck 2
Gabe Newell says the Steam Deck will become a permanent fixture in PC gaming.
Valve’s handheld gaming PC, the Steam Deck, just launched last weekend, but the company already has its eyes on the next iteration of the device. The company’s president, Gabe Newell, thinks the device will be a “permanent addition” to PC gaming.
“They’re basically saying ‘We would like an even more expensive version of this’ in terms of horsepower capabilities or whatever,” Newell said. “That’s why we always love to get something out there and ship it. Because we learn a lot from that, and it helps frame our thinking for Deck 2.”
So, it looks like Valve is aiming for a much more powerful machine in its next
This is the first we’ve heard anything about VR in relation to the Steam Deck. But Newell does make a great point here.
One of the major limits to VR is the fact that most devices require a tethered connection. Could the next version of the device be powerful enough to handle VR applications?
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Chances are, we’ll have to wait a pretty long time before we find out. While Newell seemed excited about a potential upgrade to the device, he confirms that Valve is “not really there yet.”
Steam Deck just came out and the company’s focus is likely on making it the best machine it can possibly be. Still, it definitely looks like the company is thinking about the future, and a new
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