Since then, the war has admittedly died down as all the companies listed aside from Sega have settled into their roles and are happy doing their own thing. Well, the console war may be heating up again courtesy of Gabe Newell as Steam have decided to launch their own console, the Steam Deck by Valve.
What is The Steam Deck by Valve?
TheSteam Deck is a handheld, portable console that is set to rival the Nintendo Switch for supremacy. This portable console is being marketed as PC power on the go and you can see why. This machine will utilize AMD hardware to deliver extremely powerful specs that the Switch simply can’t compete with. The console will also allow you to play all the games on your current Steam library and will allow PC gamers to bridge the gap between PC gaming and console gaming.
The system is designed aesthetically and compositionally much like a Nintendo Switch. However, Valve has ensured customers that their system’s layout is optimized for extended gameplay sessions and will lend itself to seamless portable gameplay.
Nintendo may have an edge when it comes to patented nun chucks and connectivity to TV versatility. However, in terms of pure handheld gameplay, the Steam Deck aims to offer something that is unrivalled for quality and comfort.
This system will be releasing in December 2021 and will come in a variety of packages. The cheapest package will cost $399.99 and will offer 64GB EMC, whereas the most expensive package will cost $649.99, offer 512GB NVMe SSD and a variety of premium goodies such as anti-glare class, exclusive themes and bundles and a carry case.
However, if this news is just reaching you, we are afraid you’ll be at the back of the queue. You see, ordering this system works on a first come, first served basis. So if you were to order any package at the time of writing, the estimated arrival would be sometime in quarter two of 2022. So if you want your Steam Deck by the Summer of next year, you better move fast.
So that is our news regarding the new Steam Deck. What do you make of the news? Do you think this will shake up the console war? Do you think that this will bring more PC gamers over to console? Do you think this will be a success for Steam and Valve? Let us know in the comments section below!