Valve Has Started Working On A Steam Deck 2 Already

Valve Has Started Working On A Steam Deck 2 Already
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Joseph Kime


7th Mar 2022 10:59

It's been a week since the first Steam Decks have started arriving with excited fans, and so far, it looks like the handheld PC has been an absolute treat.

Practically being exactly what was promised, the new hardware outing from Valve has been a fantastic new way for PC players to take their favourite games on the go, serving as a surprise competitor to the Nintendo Switch.

But, it might not end here - as a second iteration of the console could yet be on the way.

A New Steam Deck Is In Development

Valve Has Started Working On A Steam Deck 2 Already
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Well, that was quick.

In conversation with EDGE magazine, Valve boss Gabe Newell has practically confirmed a second Steam Deck already, suggesting that its development has been inspired by the way in which consumers are picking up the current model.

With the most expensive version of the Steam Deck proving to be the most popular version of the console, Newell has said "that's why we always love to get something out there and ship it. Because we learn a lot from that, and it helps frame our thinking for Deck 2."

When asked about what would come with the second Deck, Newell said that the sales of the most expensive Deck model is consumers "basically saying 'we would like an even more expensive version of this' in terms of horsepower capabilities or whatever." 

Gabe Newell Suggests That Steam Deck 2 Could Have VR Capabilities

Valve Has Started Working On A Steam Deck 2 Already
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It seems as though Valve could be working to integrate their passion for VR into the second Steam Deck, too. Newell continued in the interview, and suggested that the Steam Deck represents "battery-capable, high-performance horsepower that eventually you could use in VR applications as well."

Who knows how exactly this could come to work, but as it may be some time before the second Steam Deck actually rears its head, there's still time for the technology to make sense of itself.

While many fans are yet to get their hands on a Steam Deck, it's strange to see the words "Steam Deck 2" thrown around, but it looks like it could already be in the works. And who knows, maybe the second iteration could show up before we actually get one of the first generation Decks ourselves.


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