Valve, the development house responsible for Steam, Half-Life, Team Fortress and Left 4 Dead has announced its own entry into portable gaming after nearly a decade of prototypes and concepts with the Steam Deck portable console. The Steam Deck is heavily inspired by the Nintendo Switch and also recalls the Sega Game Gear / Nomad With integrated controls that recall the Switch JoyConsHowever, the Steam Deck also includes the analog trackpads that were a cornerstone of the previously released Steam Controller And sized for thumb use.
Steam Deck with analog stick, action buttons, menu button and analog touchpad
The Steam Deck features the following specifications:
Rear of Steam Deck with rear "paddle triggers"
Steam Deck input diagram
Steam Deck dock example
The Steam Deck will be available in three different storage models, detailed below:
The Steam Deck will be made available initially through a paid reservation system, where those who pay for a spot to pre-order the console will be contacted for the opportunity to purchase the console ahead of its planned December release, once shipments are available to purchase ..
Valve states that this system was the best compromise to ensure a fair opportunity for everyone who is interested in purchasing a console to do so, while attempting to minimize the impact of supply chains and distribution impacted in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Pre -order reservations will open on Friday, July 16th, 10am PDT and the minimum cost for a place in the pre-order queue is $ 5, which will go towards the final cost of the console.
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