Starting with the debut of the Steam Deck, Valve has been considering its next tiny gaming PC and how it might evolve — including some fascinating early bits of information from Edge Magazine to go along with this.
While it comes as no surprise that the Steam Deck 2 will be more robust, Valve co-founder Gabe Newell confirmed in an interview with The Edge that the gadget would also give unique features to push forward with its portability aspect and give something that a desktop PC cannot. And it appears to be a form of virtual reality as well.
He said: “The first stage is for you to play the wonderful games that are out there right now. During the second round of revisions, we’ll be focusing more on: “What are the advantages of mobile gaming over conventional desktop pc gaming?”
Steam Deck “represents battery-capable, strong horsepower that someday you may employ in VR systems too,” he said. ” A portable system can be built using the PC as the basis. While we aren’t quite there, this is a good first step.”
The most costly Steam Deck model – the one with 512GB of storage and an anti-glare display – turned out to be very favored among gamers who pre-ordered the gadget. And it appears to be by a large margin.
That’s an example of being a little surprised by what our clients are saying,” Newell explained. This is essentially a request for a more expensive model with increased horsepower or some other feature. Getting something out into the world and shipping it is what we enjoy most about our work. Because we’ve learned a lot from it, it lets us think about Deck 2 in a different way.
Steam Deck Development Indicates Valve’s Seriousness
For the second generation of Steam Deck, it appears that Valve is considering a far more powerful machine because it has come to the conclusion that gamers are willing to pay more than the firm expected for its portable.
As far as virtual reality is concerned, Newell seems to be preparing us for the possibility that the Steam Deck 2 will seek to do anything novel around taking advantage of the benefits of its portability.
In the meanwhile, that’s thrilling, although it seems premature for Valve to really discuss the Steam Deck 2—the original edition of which still has to begin shipping.
This appears to be Valve sending a message that it intends to continue working on the Steam Deck and that it won’t be abandoned any time soon. We’re optimistic about this release based on what we’ve seen so far in terms of sneak peeks and hands-on time with the device.
Not only is it startling to see Valve talking about the Deck 2’s potential, but the fact that the 512GB model is the most popular is indeed a bit of a tease.
Because the 256GB model appears to be a good compromise in terms of pricing (plus you’re getting a full-fledged SSD there, rather than the eMMC drive in the base model). For some less resource-intensive titles, the SD card proved to be a suitable alternative for more storage, at least of what we’ve seen in preliminary trials circulating around the internet.
New buyers may even be more inclined to be gamers who are prepared to spend a little more for the quality, as evidenced by the success of the top-end model. If the handheld is as successful as Valve expects it will be, we would expect that its most popular model will be a lower-tier model, rather than the flagship model, when it becomes more widely available. It’s up to the future…