Steam Deck 2 confirmed as Valve prepares to launch hardware in Asia

Written by Neil Soutter on Mon, Aug 29, 2022 9:21 PM

Valve has had a pretty rocky history when it comes to hardware ventures, with multiple ideas and only a couple that have actually succeeded. But their latest product release has been overwhelmingly successful, which has made Valve commit to more generations coming in the future.

A new ebook about the Steam Deck has been released as Valve prepares for a launch in Asian territories. In it, the company talks about the history of their hardware adventures as well as some more generic info as an introduction to the Deck. But one particular section talks about the future of Steam Deck, and confirms Valve is committed to more generations

In the future, Valve will follow up on this product with improvements and iterations to hardware and software, bringing new versions of Steam Deck to market.” The same core principle will still apply to future Steam Decks though: a mobile PC platform with access to your Steam library on the go.

This is a multi-generational product line. Valve will support Steam Deck and SteamOS well into the foreseeable future. We will learn from the Steam community about new uses for our hardware that we haven’t thought of yet, and we will build new versions to be even more open and capable than the first version of Steam Deck has been.

That’s a pretty big deal considering Valve has had a long history of trying out hardware releases only to abandon them later down the line (Steam Machines or Steam Controllers, anyone?). But the way Valve says that all those failures led to the Deck sounds like they finally found their thing and are not letting go.

Obviously it probably won’t be for a while before we hear or even see anything relating to a Steam Deck 2 (or whatever it will be called), as Valve is still sorting out shipments for the original Steam Deck across the world. Thankfully, it sounds like they’ll be taking on customer feedback pretty seriously, and making meaningful improvements for future generations.

What do you think? Are you interested in a Steam Deck 2? What changes or improvements would you like to see in the next version? How are you finding your current Steam Deck? Let us know!

Would you be interested in a new version of the Steam Deck in the future?

How are you finding the Steam Deck so far?

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Would you reccomend it to someone who liked The Witcher 3?

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I bought a steam deck

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Yeah i like it.


It is a nice "little" extra device for gaming in bed or long train rides.

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So, GD as been abandoned for? Renewed ok, the fact that, all writers disappeared on August last year must have a reason. I feel honestly sad for GD.

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whois says that the domain was renewed for another year, expiring at the end of April 2024 now.


So we can keep coming to this dead site to pay our respects every now and again, I guess...

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Well this is some sad news, I-ve been coming here for years. Thanks for everything. Good luck for the future.

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I checked whois.com and the cloudflare lease expiration date (which was 4-29-23) is now 4-29-24.

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so we all were like a year off. this is both funny and sad.

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so we all were like a year off. this is both funny and sad.

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Nope, we weren't off, if I do whois check:


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Meaining someone renewed and paid for it day before it would expire on 28th March 2023. Whether this is good or bad news, I do not know. It could be plan to sell domain for bigger price and they will just keep sitting on it. Could be that they have some plans for it. But this does tell us that someone wants to keep domain ownership.

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@Seth22087 - all it tells me is that the auto-renew was on. Domains are cheap to maintain (to the point where even most individuals wouldn't feel the price at all), they're only expensive if you're being scalped on the initial purchase.

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@xquatrox -> Could be, I mean we don't know. But considering that site is still up, domain and Cloudflare were renewed, makes it feel like someone wants to keep it up. Sure it isn't a fortune, though I can't say how much it costs to keep GD up in this state. But it feels like someone is actually making sure site stays up, considering it was down for a little while. Again, could be that server hosts multiple sites and got fixed because other sites didn't work and GD getting fixed is just side effect. But downtime feels bit long for that. Still until something happens, we simply won't know for sure. Though considering silence, we could also safely assume that GD as we knew it is likely dead regardless, if they try to do something with it.

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Goodbye, everybody :(


Thank you Felix and everyone who ran and contributed to Game-Debate!

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Farewell GD, its was a great place and i will miss the people, useful PC info and interesting comments the most.


Take care everyone... may we meet again soon

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This will be my final post on GD.


It was a blast and I'm sorry to see a website I visited on a daily basis go out like this. I know a lot of others still feel the same way, but I don't think anything can be done at this point. I wish everyone all the best, and Felix on the off chance you'll be reading this I want to say thank you for creating GD. There will be a link below to GD's discord that is actively used by a ton of people that used to visit the website.


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Farewell, all! It's been...emotional.


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He upgraded to the 4090 but is still on the old CPU.

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