Is The Steam Deck Compatible With The Games In Your Steam Library?
The Steam Deck will start shipping soon! And you can now check how compatible the games in your Steam library are with Valve’s new handheld PC gaming device. Read on to find out how.
The much awaited launch of the Steam Deck, Valve’s new handheld PC gaming device is just round the corner. And if you were lucky enough to have secured one of those sweet things, this means that soon enough you will be able to dive right in to your Steam library on the brand new device. But that also brings the question, which games in your library are actually compatible with your newest gaming device?
So here we are, with a quick update before the much awaited Steam Deck finally, officially launches on February 25, 2022 and starts shipping on February 28, 2022. Valve has announced, via a tweet, that users can now finally check which of their games are compatible with this new gaming device.
The process to check whether the games in your library are compatible with the Steam Deck or not, is quite comprehensive and super easy. All you have to do is follow this link here and then sign in to your Steam account. You will find that your library of games has been sorted into four different categories.
We’ve just released a new tool on the Steam Store for you to check the Steam Deck compatibility ratings of all the games you already own! https://t.co/5toTPv2npa
— Steam Deck (@OnDeck) February 23, 2022
The first category is the Deck Verified Games. These are the games that are fully playable on the Steam Deck. These require no further fiddling or adjustments and players will be able to enjoy these games, as is, on the device. As of now, about three hundred titles on the Steam store have qualified as Deck Verified Games. Some titles in this category include God of War, Hades, Hitman 3, Middle Earth: Shadow of Earth and Resident Evil Village, amongst others.
The second category of games is the Deck Playable Games. These are the games that are playable on the Steam Deck. However, the games in this category might “require extra effort to interact with or configure”. Some of the games in this list include Among Us, Battlefield 1, Battlefield 4, Battlefield V, Grand Theft Auto V, Inscryption and Psychonauts amongst others.
The third of games is the Unsupported Games. These are the games that Valve has confirmed will not be supported on the Steam Deck. Some of these unsupported games include Back 4 Blood, Dead By Daylight, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris, Outriders, New World and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege amongst others.
The Steam Deck Launches On February 25, 2022
The last and final category of games is the Untested Deck Games. These are the games that are, as of yet, untested on the Steam Deck. It does not mean in any way that these games are unsupported on the device. In other words, it only implies that Valve still hasn’t gotten around to checking them. There is a high chance, however, that the games will get tested on the device and then categorized accordingly, in one of the above categories, because the company is “ramping up” its testing.
It must be understood that “The Steam back catalog is huge, and new titles are releasing every day”. It all makes it impossible for Valve to check each and every game in its library for compatibility, before the launch of the Steam Deck. Players can very well try these games out on their devices to check for compatibility. In its announcement, Valve was noted as saying, “We’re testing new titles constantly and are going to continue past launch”. Learn more about what are the parameters for the different categories of Steam Deck compatibility, by following this link here.
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Source: Twitter, Steam