Valve has unveiled Steam Deck, a Nintendo Switch-like gaming console capable of running the latest AAA games.
Valve was rumored to be working on a Switch competitor in May, one that would have a wider profile than the Switch and be based on Linux. The company has delivered, with the Steam Deck.
The Steam Deck runs SteamOS 3.0, based on Arch Linux. Basing the device on Linux is a smart choice, as it allows Valve to keep the cost down and gives them more control.
The device includes game controllers, gyro control, the ability to connect it to a TV, as well as use it as a PC. The Steam Deck also boasts easy setup, just requiring a Steam account to immediately access all your games and content.
The new devices start at $399 and will ship December 2021.