In an update, Valve has confirmed that its handheld gaming PC, the Steam Deck, is on start and will start shipping by the end of February, 2022.
It was in November, 2021 Valve had shared some bad news and revealed that there would be a two months delay for the Steam Deck. However, the year 2022 has, so far, kicked off for Valve on a good note it seems.
According to an update released by Valve, the company has announced, “we’re on track to ship Steam Deck on time. Global pandemic, supply issues, and shipping issues notwithstanding, it looks like we’ll be able to start getting these out the door by the end of February.”
It must, however, be kept in mind that we are still in the middle of a global pandemic that shows no signs of abetting. Valve understands that and things might always change at the drop of a hat, but you can keep a track of your status, here.
While the hardware in question is important, the software that will be running on it, in this case, the games, is also equally important. And, so far, apparently, Valve has shipped out “hundreds” of units of the Steam Deck to its developers, in the past month, to ensure that they can make their PC games completely compatible with the AMD powered hardware as well as the software environment.
In November, 2021, Valve had, in a blog post, cited the global supply chain issues and material shortages, missing parts and logistical challenges being the reason behind why the company had decided on pushing the initial release date to February, 2022. The company had then held a Developers’ Event to provide more insight into its latest handheld gaming PC. According to the latest update provided by the company, it seems that it is right on schedule with the new timeline.