After many rumors about her, Valve finally formalizes its home console, and reveals at the same time the images, the capacities and the date of marketing.
Your steam library in your pocket
What a rich era for console gaming enthusiasts! While new-gen consoles have been at the heart of the news since the release of the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X / S, portable and hybrid consoles are also getting a lot of attention. Nintendo unveiled the Nintendo Switch OLED, more efficient than its predecessor, despite the fact that the correction of one of the biggest flaws of the console is apparently not the priority of the manufacturer.
More Nintendo Switch, the best-selling console of the year 2020, is likely to have some concerns to be done, with the arrival of Valve’s first console: the Steam Deck. It is therefore a portable console, allowing you totake all the games from your Steam library with you. An attractive proposition to say the least, given the very large number of games offered on the online store. You can also play in co-op!
If the console physically resembles its competitor from Nintendo, it seems to display much higher characteristics (some internet users compare it to the Xbox Series S):
- 298 x 117 x 49 mm
- 669 grams
- a 4-core CPU / 8 threads Zen 2 à 3,5 GHz (448 Gflops FP32)
- a 8-core RDNA2 GPU
Selon Valve, the Steam Deck will allow you to play without energy problem the last triple-A, which is saying a lot, given the great graphics progress. When we think of the difficult portage of The Witcher 3 on Nintendo Switch, we say to ourselves that the Nintendo console still has a long way to go in terms of graphics.
The console will come in three different versions:
- Steam Deck 64 Go with carrying case: 419 euros.
- Steam Deck 256 Go ; 549 euros.
- Steam Deck 519 Go with anti-reflective glass and virtual keyboard: 679 euros.
As for the release date, we will have to wait until December 2021 to be able to handle the console. Waiting, Valve will open pre-orders on July 16, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. PT, for all Steam users who have created an account and purchased a game before June 2021.. You will need to pay a deposit, which will be deducted from the price of the console, which you will pay when it is shipped. A strategy to avoid the shortage, of which Sony has been a victim since the release of the PS5.
Naturally, the announcement of the console caused a lot of reaction on social networks. If many Internet users seem delighted by the news, other critics nevertheless the ergonomics of the console and its high price.
Obviously we will have to see in the future the power of the console, the gameplay etc etc but I totally trust Steam for once and just the idea of being able to take advantage of my entire Steam library with the games acquired in promo etc on a portable console , that’s enough for me 2/3July 15, 2021
The Steam Deck is very likely to change everything. All the advantages of the console combined with the advantages of the PC.
I don’t know if you realize, your Ultimate PC Gamepass is compatible, in addition to all the library and all your PC games …July 15, 2021
We’re not going to lie to each other, I’m really a big iencli, but I admit that carrying my steam bibli in my pocket, it makes me dream a littleJuly 15, 2021
I don’t believe in its success, but the fact that the machine has the entire Steam catalog is already a good argument.
I do not know how the public PC can react to this console.July 15, 2021
Ok well I must not be the only one to find the Steam console relatively expensive even for a portable console pic.twitter.com/kGDoU4UrdWJuly 15, 2021
Source: Hitek : actualité geek et tests high tech by hitek.fr.
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