Valve is now updating its games to make them better experiences for its upcoming Steam Deck.
While that conversation was about the Steam Deck hardware and how the console is being prepared for the other developers, it also touched upon plans that the company has for its own games. Valve is currently working on its games to ensure the players have a better experience playing them on the handheld.
Several game development teams are involved in making these games more compatible for the Steam Deck. However, how these individual games are being developed for the console, varies greatly from one another.
Valve Is Working On Updating Its Games For The Steam Deck
Speaking about the same, Coomer says, “The Dota [team] is doing something pretty innovative, at least within the context of Dota”. Further adding that, “Just this past week, they shipped a new mode that allows players to play the game well using thumbsticks”.
This update that Coomer referred to also brought back the four player co-op mode. It also seems very well suited to the control speaking. Speaking of this, Valve designer Lawrence Yang states that, “They call it experimental controller support because they’re still looking for feedback, but you can play a real game of Dota with the gamepad now”.
Adding to it, Yang explains that the Portal games have already been verified for the Steam Deck and that they are all working nicely on the handheld console. However, Left 4 Dead 2 might be receiving some amount of attention. Yang adds that, “we do want to look at all of the Valve catalog to make sure things are good on Deck”.