Valve says Steam Deck is destined for real shipping in February

In November, Valve announced that the first shipment of Steam Decks had been delayed from December 2021 to February 2022. Shortly thereafter, Valve said it was confident there would be no further delays in system production. Now, in the new year, Valve says once again that the first wave of Steam Decks is coming out in February.

“We’re about to send Steam Deck on time,” Valve says. “Despite the global pandemic, supply problems and shipping problems, it looks like we will be able to start getting these out the door by the end of February.” Developer point pre-orders here where you can check the current availability window for your reservation. Of course, all new reservations will have a watch “after Q2 2022” window.

For the rest of the new January update, Valve says it’s stepping up work on the Steam Deck Verified effort, and you’ll soon start seeing games in the Steam store rated for categories like input, seamlessness, display, and system support.

“Hundreds” of developer kits have been sent this month to studios looking to improve their game for Steam Deck, and more are on the way.

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So yes, the Steam Deck release date is still on its way – at least for those of you who came in early. For some upcoming PC games to try on the device, you can follow this link.

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