TLDR: Valve’s Steam Deck now has over 1,200 games tested and working without issue. This number has more than tripled since the launch of the handheld console. There are also 1200 more titles that can be played, but with some issues.
The boiling steam was tracking the number of games that can be played on the Steam Deck. Since the launch of the Pocket PC on February 25, the numbers show that Steam is reviewing playable games and making changes to the OS to ensure that more games run flawlessly on the machine.
At the time of release, Steam Deck only advertised about 350 games that were guaranteed to run from day one. About 300 more were considered playable, but with problems – many only because they were designed for keyboard and mouse input. It’s not the worst start, but with thousands of games on Steam, Steam Deck has barely scratched the surface of its namesake’s library.
To date, about 1,289 games run flawlessly on portable PCs, and another 1,169 games can be played with problems. This is significant progress and the numbers will only increase over time as Steam tests more games and makes further changes to the deck software.
But the brunt of the effort falls not only on the shoulders of Valve. Many playable games only need controller support to move them to a verified column, which is up to the developers. However, the future of mobile gaming PCs looks pretty bright so far.
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