Analyzing the ranking of the most played products on Steam, it is impossible not to notice how only a handful of these enjoy compatibility with Steam Deck, the new portable console from Valve.
Many of the games in the ranking such as Destiny 2, Apex Legends, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege are in fact not supported by SteamOS, Gabe Newell’s proprietary operating system based on Linux. Although there is still some time from here to the arrival of the peripheral on the market, it cannot be excluded that at launch there will not be full compatibility of the Steam library and many products will not be able to be launched on the powerful Valve console.
In any case, we must not get discouraged, since Steam Deck is a real PC and, therefore, allows players to install alternative operating systems such as Windows 10 and thus bypass these limitations, also giving access to external clients to play the products not present in the Steam catalog. The same Valve has in fact confirmed that on Steam Deck it will be possible to play the Xbox Game Pass or Epic Games Store titles without any kind of limitation. However, it should be clarified whether products compatible with SteamOS can derive some kind of advantage in terms of performance compared to those who decide to play them on Windows 10.
Did you know that a famous modder compared the power of Steam Deck to that of PS5 and Xbox Series X?