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News hardware & software 15 September 2021, 15:41

author: Miriam Moszczynska

SteamDeck Devkits Ready to be Shipped to Developers

Steam Deck will debut this December, but before gamers get their consoles, it will make its way into the hands of developers. As Valve has announced, that will happen soon.

Steam Deck is Valve's new console, revealed this July, which, according to the opinions of those who had the chance to test it, is a really interesting device. It employs many technologies - including gyroscope and touch panels - equipped with pressure sensors. However, before the players will be able to express their opinion on the "portable PC", the developers will get their hands on it, and soon. Recently, the company published a post on the official Steam blog, in which it informed that the consoles are packed and ready to ship.

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Steam Deck consoles ready to ship, Source: https://store.steampowered.com/news/app/1675180/view/2963920750895461227

Valve's initiative is an opportunity for developers to see how their games perform on Steam deck. Of course, this will also benefit Valve, which - based on their feedback - will introduce appropriate updates in the future. Consoles sent to developers will be no different from those that will appear on the market.

If you are interested in buying the console, you can do it on its official website, where you can choose from three versions, the cheapest of which is available for $399. However, there is one "but". Currently, the console can only be reserved, and the possibility of placing a proper order will appear only in the second quarter of next year. So if you didn't manage to book your console on the day pre-orders started, you'll have to wait almost a year for your Deck.

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