Valve have officially launched the Steam Deck! Around 100 media outlets have the Steam Deck right now and reviews should arrive soon. Order emails are going out today for the first wave of Steam Deck pre-orders and users have 72 hours to complete or cancel their purchase. To celebrate the launch of the Steam Deck, Valve shared a new trailer and playable short:
The day is finally here – today Steam Deck order emails are going out to the first batch of reservers, in the order reservations were made. They will have 72 hours to complete their purchase or cancel their reservation, and the next batch of order emails will be sent next week, and so on. As production continues to ramp up, we’ll be updating reservation estimates (we see you, After-Q2 gang!).
Today we’ve updated steamdeck.com with additional info and more prototype images than you can shake a stick at. On the desktop Steam Store, we’ve added a new Great on Deck page, a way to check your own library for Deck compatibility, as well as additional Steam-Deck-related display and search features.
And to celebrate the launch of Steam Deck, the team has put together a launch video. We hope you have as much fun watching it as we did making it!
In addition, today we are announcing Aperture Desk Job, a free playable short for Valve’s new Steam Deck. Set in the Portal universe, Desk Job walks you through the handheld’s controls and features, while not being nearly as boring as that sounds. Desk Job launches on March 1st and is best experienced on Steam Deck. Find out more about it here.
Finally, you’ll start seeing impressions and reviews of Steam Deck from a variety of press and media outlets today – around 100 outlets have had Steam Decks in hand, and there will be plenty of coverage to browse through. Have fun, and happy launch day!
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