Steam Deck 2 is on the way with major changes. And there are already “a lot” of games in development

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The Steam Deck is without a doubt one of the devices of the year. Valve’s portable console has become a small revolution, but the company is not sitting idly by and they are already preparing the “Steam Deck 2” -name not confirmed-

At Valve they had already vaguely hinted that there would be future revisions of the console, but now one of the original console’s designers has confirmed that future iterations of the console will come with major changes. And not only in design.

More and more games, but also a video streaming console

Greg Coomer gave an interview in Famitsu magazine that was later translated in VGC. When asked if there would be a next generation of the Steam Deck, Coomer replied that “unless there are major changes, there will be a new generation of Steam Deck products in the future”.

The new iterations will also be different from the current console: “the design, size and shape will change, and it will also be able to become a streaming machine“.

For this designer “The Steam Deck is another PC in another format, but Steam has many other uses besides this portable device, like on TV or on the deskand we will continue working to satisfy our customers as much as possible”.

One of the focuses of this new version it will be in the console battery, which is one of the factors that can limit the experience. One of the developers explained that thanks to being able to play at 40Hz rates it is possible to extend that autonomy in the current Steam Deck, but promised that those issues with battery capacity “are at the top of our list of future improvements”.

The Steam Deck goes beyond Steam: it's being able to play what you want, when you want

Thus, the Steam Deck 2 will arrive with improvements in the battery, changes in the design and that new versatility when it comes to playing content via streaming, but the absolute protagonists will be video games.

This was indicated by Coomer in another interview in Famitsu in which he stated that there are “lots of games” in development. “Game development is very important to Valve. I don’t have the hard numbers, but the percentage of employees involved in game development is high. A large number of people are involved.”

So it seems that Valve is hard at work not only on future iterations of the Steam Deck, but in own video games to strengthen your catalog.

It takes years talking about a hypothetical ‘half life 3‘, but those statements they do not clarify anything in that sense: It may however be a good opportunity for a new installment after ‘Half-Life: Alyx’, which was released for virtual reality devices.

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The Steam Deck is without a doubt one of the devices of the year. Valve’s portable console has become a…

The Steam Deck is without a doubt one of the devices of the year. Valve’s portable console has become a…

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