If you were hoping to get your hands on Valve’s future handheld console in 2021, the company has some bad news for you near the end of the year. Valve notes that, thanks to “global supply chain problems” and “raw material shortages”, Steam Deck will be delayed to February 2022.
That’s why consumers are also a little nervous about getting their hardware in time for the new release date. If the company can delay the console launch closer to the first release date, what will stop Valve from doing the same thing again?
Well, rest assured. In a new update on the Steam blog, Valve has confirmed that it “looks like” the Steam Deck will be available to customers from the end of February. There is, of course, “one caveat, and that’s ‘global pandemic, supply issues and shipping issues’.”
If you want to check the status of your order, you can find all the information you need at the link.
Orders are decentralized based on when you pre-ordered. Those who ordered the console in the earliest window (those who should get it in December) are currently seeing delivery estimates for Q1 2022, while consumers who arrive a little later will see the estimate. Q2 2022 delivery calculation. As for the actual dates for sure, we know as much as the next guy. It’s precious little.
At least, when the console pops up, it will be one of the most powerful handsets we’ve ever seen. Valve has yet to see a game that the Steam Deck can’t handle and it was shown recently run The Witcher 3 without a hitch. Steam Deck Works Perfectly With 80 Of Steam’s Top 100 Games – and only minor tweaks are needed to get those games running on the hardware.
So that bodes well for the future of the system.
https://www.vg247.com/steam-deck-on-track-for-a-february-release Steam Deck will be completely released in February, unless there is a reason