The Steam Deck release date has finally been set. Valve’s new handheld will be released earlier than last suspected, as the vendor revealed in a news report. Accordingly, the delivery of the Steam Deck already takes place on February 25.
Steam Deck release on February 25
Valve’s exciting handheld Steam Deck will be released after some delays already in about a month. As the manufacturer has now revealed, orders for the Steam Deck will be possible starting February 25.
Then the manufacturer will send emails to customers with valid reservations. Three days, or 72 hours, interested parties then have to complete the order. If this period is exceeded, the reservation is automatically passed on to the next customer in the queue. The first devices will be shipped to customers starting February 28.
New emails to customers in the queue will then be sent out on a weekly basis. However, those who are only now thinking about buying a Steam Deck will have to wait until the third quarter of 2022, i.e. at least until July.
The press will also receive the first test samples of Valve’s handheld soon, although publishing reviews is not allowed until February 25 after the embargo expires. In the meantime, Valve plans to continue working on Steam Deck and “iron out the last little things”.
What is the Steam Deck?
The Steam Deck is an exciting handheld for a number of reasons that allows you to play your entire Steam library from anywhere. This means that all PC games can be enjoyed from the sofa or on the go.
Thanks to a Zen2/RDNA2 APU from AMD, even complex triple-A titles should run smoothly on the small 7-inch touchscreen display. The games can be controlled either with the help of the analog sticks or with the two trackpads, which are supposed to enable a mouse-like operation.
Depending on the model, 64 GB eMMC, 256 GB NVMe or 512 GB NVMe SSD storage is available, which can be expanded via microSD card. Other Steam Deck features include Hi-Fi audio, WLAN and Bluetooth support, and a 40-watt-hour battery.
The handheld also features dynamic cloud syncing. When you pause a game on the Steam Deck, the game state is uploaded directly to the cloud and can then be immediately resumed at the same point on a PC or notebook with the Steam client installed.
The Steam Deck is also compatible with a whole range of peripherals via the USB Type-C port and can also be operated on the TV via the docking station. The Steam Deck’s price starts at 419.00 Euros for the model with 64 GB of storage. The handheld with 512 GB NVMe SSD storage is priced at 679.00 Euros in the top features.