Not agelong aft Nintendo revealed its Switch OLED handheld, Valve came retired and said, "hold my beverage of choice," and revealed its Steam Deck machine. A larger and clunkier mentation of the Switch, astatine slightest successful appearance, the Valve machine's room opens up acold beyond Nintendo's library, giving players a accidental to cheque retired games similar Baldur's Gate 3 and different room picks from anyplace they take with the handheld. That being said, not every game is playable connected the recently revealed platform, truthful present is the database of games you can't play connected Steam Deck.
Games You Can't Play On Steam Deck
Before we dive into the "why" you can't play these games connected the Steam Deck, let's archetypal look astatine the games themselves:
- Apex Legends
- Black Desert Online
- Dead by Daylight
- Destiny 2
- Fall Guys
- Hunt: Showdown
- PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)
- Rainbow Six Siege
As a dedicated Destiny 2 subordinate myself, that Bungie inclusion hurts a small spot due to the fact that I smacked down a pre-order arsenic soon arsenic the breached Steam Store yet opened up the floodgates. While disappointing, determination is really an understandable crushed wherefore definite games couldn't marque that last stretch.
Why Can't You Play These Games?
According to Protondb (via PC Gamer), immoderate games aren't compatible with the Steam Deck due to the fact that of however they are developed for consoles and however the Deck is Linux-based. Valve did marque it to wherever Windows-based games tin tally connected the Deck, though not everything could beryllium made to enactment properly. You'll besides enactment that the games listed stock 1 happening successful common: online multiplayer experiences. With definite MP games and the anti-cheat bundle they employ, the prime of going the Linux way is simply a double-edged sword. That's wherever the chopped games database comes in.
With the supra multiplayer games conscionable not doable, that doesn't mean that the room is small. Indie games, PC-only titles, and the bulk of your Valve room tin beryllium played successful the thenar of your hand. It's besides important to retrieve that adjacent though these games can't tally connected the Steam Deck, that doesn't mean they needfully volition beryllium disconnected the array forever. Who knows, possibly Valve volition look into a Windows enactment successful the future? For now, let's conscionable absorption connected the release, which is present slated for Q1 2022 for galore that pre-ordered.
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Thoughts connected the Steam Deck and what it tin and cannot run? Sound disconnected successful the remark conception below, adjacent if it's conscionable to lament the nary Destiny compatibility.