It may seem obvious based on what Valve has already said about the upcoming Steam Deck, but they still felt it worth mentioning. If you were at all worried that you’ll be missing out on some exclusive games for the Steam Deck next year, don’t worry, because Valve isn’t making any Steam Deck-exclusive games.
In a recent FAQ, Valve cleared up many questions both developers and players may have about the Steam Deck. One of which asks whether Valve would be interested in making any exclusive titles for the Steam Deck: “No, that doesn't make much sense to us,” Valve said in response. “It's a PC and it should just play games like a PC.”
That doesn’t mean new games can’t be developed with the Steam Deck in mind, especially more titles from Valve. They also don’t think any other developer would be interested in making a Steam Deck-only game themselves, reiterating that the Steam Deck is, essentially, just a portable PC.
Other questions in the FAQ ask about what else is technically possible with the Steam Deck, including VR support: “Technically it's possible. We've seen people jury rig it,” but it’s not exactly recommended. The same goes with downloading any other games from other storefronts.
Perhaps what’s more interesting is an update on AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) support, which sounds more like a system-wide implementation that means it could be used in games that don’t officially support it, though it will come during a later update to the new Steam OS.
“FSR is already available for some applications that support it. Games that already include FSR will work as is, but also FSR support will be included as part of an OS future release. Once that happens, games could potentially make use of FSR even if the games themselves don't natively support it.”
What do you think? Are you getting a Steam Deck? How do you feel about Steam Deck-exclusives? Do you think we’ll ever get any? And what about AMD FSR support? How do you feel about that? Let us know!