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News video games 16 November 2022, 15:31

author: Jacob Blazewicz

Steam Delights With New Feature; Console Lovers Will Appreciate It

The new update to Steam Deck interface (and Big Picture mode) is modest, but players clearly liked the fresh launch animation.

Steam Deck update is now available for download. From now at startup, players are greeted with a new video.

Steam Big Picture - how to enable the new animation in beta version?

The animation is also available in beta mode of the new Big Picture interface, which the users can test from late October. However, this requires launching Steam from a modified shortcut.

  1. After creating it, right-click on it and go to "Properties".
  2. Then, in the "Target Element" field, type "-newbigpicture" (without quotes), separating this phrase with a space from the location of the original file.
  3. After launching Steam and Big Picture mode, we should be greeted by a new animation.

Nothing new, but delightful

Both Steam Deck's system and Big Picture mode have long had separate animations, so it's hard to see this as a big novelty. More exciting, especially in the latter case, is the debut of the "console" Deck interface on PC, including a new menu, search function and other improvements to make it easier to navigate Steam with a gamepad.

Nevertheless, the attention of many Internet users focused on the new animation, which they clearly liked. Nevertheless, there are also those whose opinion is that it is no better than both old movies (especially the "water" Big Picture mode).

Steam Deck / Big Picture - updates

Leaving aside this "colossal" change (and wishful speculation about the alleged teaser of the return of Steam Controller), in the latest update, Valve focused on fixing various bugs related to Steam Deck's interface. Among other things, glitches related to the controller configurator and scaling (including when typing with the touchpad) have been fixed.

In addition, the Steam Deck client received an update for the beta version, but this only introduced two modest fixes.

Jacob Blazewicz

Jacob Blazewicz

Passionate about video (and other) games for years, he completed an Mba in linguistics, defending a thesis about games. He began his adventure with Gamepressure in 2015, writing in the newsroom, later also covering film and – oh, horror! – technology (also contributor to the gaming encyclopedia). He started with platformers, which he still dearly loves (including metroidvania), but he's also interested in card games (including 'analog'), brawlers, soulslike games and basically every other type of game. Don't ask about the graphics – after a few hours of exposition, he can be delighted with pixelated characters from games that remember the days of the Game Boy age (if not older).


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