The Steam Deck appears to have plummeted somewhat, but it is still proving to many to be a significant addition to, if not an improvement on, the mobile gaming industry. Despite Valve''s recent clarification on certain issues with the portable PC, such as compatibility limitations, the company is continuing to make sure the device is operating as well as it can. A new version has also rolled out, indicating that it would allow users to have extra customization when it comes to performance.
According to the patch notes, a new version for the Steam Deck has an additional option for gamers to perform performance profiles per-game. In essence, it allows for custom settings so titles can perform at high speeds, giving the best visual quality, or reduce performance, which theoretically might cut the battery life, and be beneficial to games that are less hardware dependent.
The upgrade also reveals a few tweaks to the general PC, including some minor adjustments for the keyboard and some performance enhancements when switching from offline to online mode, as well as adding the Deck to Steam''s hardware survey functionality. Valve has been asking for feedback on the Steam Deck, and has evidently been using what the community has been saying to it to roll out regular updates and hotfixes, which should keep the system in check condition.
The list of titles that are being verified on Steam Deck is going up every day. When Valve originally delayed the launch by a few months, with the original release set in as Christmas 2021, it presumably gave the company, and its partners, additional time to work on the device. It was a shame that anyone who pre-ordered had to wait a bit longer, but the portable PC is now making waves in the business.
Despite Valve''s unsuccessful attempt into hardware, the Steam Deck has proved that the long-time developer is capable of engaging in other applications, especially now that Gabe Newell and co aren''t very much known for game development. There''s a possibility that this might lead to a new era in the mobile gaming market, and the company evidently appears to be keen to keep the records up.