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Valve’s Steam Deck Finally Gets a Release Date After Multiple Delays

Valve has announced a new delivery date for their upcoming Steam Deck miniature PC. Steam Deck preorders were initially scheduled to begin shipping in late 2021, however that date was pushed back to next year. Fortunately, we now have an idea of when the first shipments will commence shipping throughout the world.

Valve said this week that it is now on pace to launch the Steam Deck on time, in a new blog post. The initial wave of pre-orders for the platform should begin shipping by the end of next February, barring any more hiccups in the production process.

According to Valve’s update, “First and foremost, we’re on track to ship Steam Deck on time,” Valve said in its update message. “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.”

Valve has announced a new delivery date for their upcoming Steam Deck small PC. As a reminder, not all Steam Deck will be shipped out at the same time. If you pre-order the Steam Deck, it might come in February or as late as December. Fortunately, Valve has made it possible for you to check the progress of your order on its website.

Lastly, Valve also mentioned that it would soon be presenting a list of titles that adhere to the Steam Deck Certified program. Essentially, these games will have particularly been tuned for Steam Deck and will give a performance that should be near to what you can enjoy on a real PC.

When is the Steam Deck release date?

Steam Deck’s release has been set for February 2022. Valve has had to delay the debut of the Steam Deck through several months due to hardware constraints that were originally expected to end in the second half of 2021. According to a discussion with PC Gamer, Valve stated that the game is still scheduled to be released in February.

“When inventory is available, customers will be notified in the order reservations were made to make their purchase,” says Valve.

How much does the Steam Deck cost?

The cost of the Steam Deck varies depending on the model you choose, and there are three main models to choose from. We’ve mentioned the pertinent models for you down below:

  • $399 for the 64GB version
  • $529 for the 256GB version
  • $649 for the 512GB version

The more costly Steam Decks include better NVMe SSD storage, whereas the lowest is marketed with a 64GB eMMC (integrated with multi-media card) storage option. At the very least, you may use a MicroSD card to expand storage capacity on all three models.

To speed up loading speeds, you may wish to invest a little extra money on a faster Sd card. Valve claims that the Deck’s SSD was chosen for performance and to minimize electromagnetic interference with certain other parts, so you should not anticipate any regular off-the-shelf component to make the grade. It will be able to replace and upgrade the SSD with a bigger one.

Currently, a $5 (£4) deposit is required to book a Steam Deck, and if you wish to drop for any reason, you will get a full refund.

Rishabh Shandilya
I’m the guy you see dancing in the rain in the middle of the night. Pursuing my bachelor’s in literature, I love to read and write and I’m somewhat of a decent storyteller. A die-hard fan of Miyazaki and Murakami and my go-to quote is “The past is a foreign country, we do things differently there”.


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