Valve will release a Steam Deck 2 in the future, according to an eBook that was recently published by the company about its portable gaming PC and SteamOS.
the free booklet (opens in new tab) (what Games on Linux (opens in new tab) flagged) makes it clear in no uncertain terms that there will be a Steam Deck sequel, doing so in several places in the final chapter, which focuses on the topic of the future. In fact, the chapter title itself mentions that there will be “more Steam Decks” as well as other versions of the SteamOS operating system.
Valve writes, “Going forward, Valve will accompany this product with hardware and software improvements and iterations, bringing new versions of the Steam Deck to market.”
And a little later, the company mentions that the Steam Deck is a “multi-generational product line” and that it “will create new versions to be even more open and capable than the first version of the Steam Deck was”. Which is pretty open and capable, of course.
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It’s good to hear Valve announce their intention to produce a future Steam Deck sequel, and while this is something the company has talked about before, it’s clear enough that this time around, things are expressed in firmer terms about the existence of several generations of the notebook. .
In the booklet, Valve also asks what players would like to see in a future incarnation of the Steam Deck, and we’ve already had some hints about what kind of changes might be implemented. They range from the data, like making Steam Deck 2 more powerful and innovating around the device’s portable nature, to the much less obvious, like something VR-related that Valve co-founder Gabe Newell has mentioned in the past.
The fact that Valve has some serious long-term plans for future versions of the Steam Deck should come as no surprise, given the portable’s popularity, in terms of the long (and still very continuous) pre-order queue, as well as the acclaim from review that has generally been visited on the device. Maybe it won’t be long before we start getting some leaks about exactly what features or hardware Valve is considering for Steam Deck 2.