Valve will test and review all Steam games for Steam Deck support

Valve has announced a verification program for the upcoming handheld PC via the official Steam Deck website. The company will test and review all games currently available on Steam to give an indication of how well they work on the Steam Deck.

The ‘Steam Deck Verified’ program will divide all games into one of four categories: Verified, Playable, Unsupported on Unknown. Title the Verified it works completely with the buttons on the Steam Deck with no user customization, offers good performance and is fully supported by SteamOS. On the Steam Deck, the first page of the Steam store will only show verified games; the other tabs contain all compatibility levels.

Games with the predicate Playable do work fully on the Steam Deck, but sometimes require some configuration. Think of text boxes for which you have to manually request the on-screen keyboard or incomplete controller support. Games become like Unsupported marked if they require hardware that is not (officially) possible on the Steam Deck, such as VR goggles. Also titles that experience major compatibility issues with Proton, such as with anti-cheat software, get this score.

In the Steam Store on the Deck, an icon is displayed next to each title, and further information can be requested on the individual page. It is important to report that all software has been downloaded and played can regardless of the score Valve has given.

The Steam store on the Steam Deck.

Valve indicates that it has already started testing games. Soon it will be possible to easily check the scores of your existing Steam library. This functionality should be available before the Deck launch (in December).

Finally, Valve states that the scores for a particular game may change over time. For example, if the game developer releases an update for better compatibility, or the Steam Deck itself receives software updates that affect the experience, games will be retested and reviewed.

Source: Valve

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