A Valve employee shared several interesting details regarding Steam Deck’s future plans.
We recently reported that a new Valve hardware reveal could be coming soon, something that was almost certain until then that it wouldn’t be a new or updated Steam Deck “half-gen changer,” which seems to have been confirmed by the latest information. Recently, a Valve employee specifically stated that we’ll have to wait a few more years for the new portable console.
Pierre-Loup Griffais, one of the Steam programmers, told several portals that they do not plan to release the new console so that it can increase performance by leaps and bounds.
They consider it important that progress is not only visible in numbers, but can also be physically perceived during use. In addition to all this, he explained that they are also focusing on the issue of battery life, which turns out to be a rather problematic area.
He said about them:
“It’s important to us that Steam Deck offers developers a consistent performance target, and also provides customers with consistent performance, as all Decks can run the same games. So, we don’t take performance scaling lightly and only want to do it if there’s a significant improvement we can show.” We also don’t want higher performance to come at the expense of power efficiency and battery life. “
Regarding the appearance of the new device, he said:
“I don’t think such a leap will be possible in the next few years, but we will continue to closely monitor innovations in both architecture and manufacturing processes to see where things move.”
Naturally, Valve won’t neglect the current console until the new lineup arrives. Recently, for example, the Steam Deck operating system received a very impressive update, with which many useful and long-awaited functions were introduced.
By the way, we also know that two hardware projects, completely unknown so far, are working under the codenames Galileo and Sehiroth. Based on speculation and rumours, there is a good chance that one of these devices will be a self-developed VR device that has been in the air for a long time, but so far there has been no confirmation in this regard, so it is worth treating this with reservations.