When Valve’s Steam Deck launched in February, it could play (relatively) a few thousand titles for the platform. The number was exactly 399, but now, after a few weeks, that number has almost tripled.
On February 25th, the day of the Steam launch, there were 399 I just mentioned plus nearly 300 others listed as “playable,” but there could be some issues. Note that this list included games that work well, but they are designed for a large screen and mouse, so perhaps not the best experience on a handheld device.
Anyone who buys Steam in February (or earlier in fact, because to get one you had to pre-order in 2021) might be interested in how big this list is and the fact Some of the biggest video game franchises won’t work well with their new mobile devices.
Now that we’re in early May, things have really improved dramatically. However, there are a number of places where you can keep track of how many games can be played on the system cooking steam It’s laid out in outline form, and that’s what we’re looking at today.
You see, things were mostly in March and have slowed down since then, but I look at this as sort of “how far things have come since launch” rather than just a review of the past few weeks. At the time of publication, there are now 1,289 fully verified games and 1,169 more playable.
Let’s put these numbers into practice for my Steam library, Because that’s how I had an unofficial look at the support when the system was started. In February, only 59 of my 810 Steam games were fully verified; Now 131 of them. This is progress!
Which brings me to this: It doesn’t mean that games that aren’t on the list won’t work at all. It just means that it hasn’t been fully tested yet, so you can expect this number to continue to grow as more and more results are released. And if you want to keep track of these things Protondb is another great place to bookmark.
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