Since Valve announced the new handheld Steam Deck, gaming circles have barely discussed anything else on social media. Many look forward to being able to play their favorite games from the Steam library on the go. Others, on the other hand, argue that the device has too little internal memory and thus one is forced to use microSD cards.
Steam Deck is the # 1 topic of conversation:
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Steam Deck is even praised by the competition
Unexpected praise to Valve and the device now comes from competitor Epic in the person of CEO Tim Sweeney. He was visibly enthusiastic in a tweet and particularly praised the openness of the platform and the resulting freedom of choice with regard to the software.
The Epic CEO’s praise is likely to have another background. Epic has tried very hard in recent years to compete with Steam’s customers. Still, there is an even bigger evil for the company and that is Apple.
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The long-running legal battle over Fortnite and the lack of openness in the Apple ecosystem has already made headlines. Recently, some of Epic’s company secrets even leaked to the public. From this point of view, it is hardly surprising that Sweeney praises the Steam Deck so explicitly for its open platform.
Now it’s your turn
What is your opinion on the Steam Deck? Of course, we are primarily interested in how our community thinks about the new handheld. Are you going to buy a copy, or are you not convinced? Feel free to take part in our survey:
From the July 16, 2021 a 19 o’clock interested parties can reserve your copy. It starts at 419 dollars for the cheapest version with only 64 GB of eMMC storage. The faster version with a 256 GB SSD costs 549 dollars. And the top model with 512 GB costs 679 dollars.