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Valve Pushes Back Steam Deck Release Date To February, 2022

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The Steam Deck release date has been pushed back by two months.

Valve Pushes Back Steam Deck Release Date To February, 2022- Inner

Bad news arrives for anyone hoping to get their hands on Valve’s handheld gaming PC, the Steam Deck. According to a blog post by Valve, the consoles will not be shipping this December, as they had originally planned.

In the blog post, Valve cited the ongoing great chip shortage has forced the company to take this decision. In the post, the company writes, “We’re sorry about this—we did our best to work around the global supply chain issues, but due to material shortages, components aren’t reaching our manufacturing facilities in time for us to meet our initial launch dates”.

Elaborating on its decision to push back the release date, the company stated that, “Material shortages and delays meant that components weren’t making it to our manufacturing facilities on time. Missing parts along with logistical challenges means delayed Steam Decks, so we needed to push out shipping by two months to February”.

The Steam Deck Is Valve's Handheld Portable Gaming PC!

Further elaborating on this issue, Valve wrote on the Steam Deck FAQ on the Steam Store that “While we did our best to account for the global supply chain issues (by which we mean we factored in extra time to account for these risks and worked with multiple component vendors), our manufacturing plans were still impacted”.

As a result, Valve plans on starting shipping the Steam Decks from February, 2022. In the meanwhile, the company has pushed back the delivery updates for all of its existing pre orders. Addressing the same, the company writes that February, 2022will be the new start date of the reservation queue—all reservation holders keep their place in line but dates will shift back accordingly”. For those who have already pre ordered the console, they can check their updated expected delivery date on the Steam Store, right here.

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Source: Steam Store

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