Valve plans to host a Steam Deck virtual conference for game developers on November 12 to answer questions from developers about the hardware, the Proton program and Steam Deck Verified, and more. While the full-day event is only open to developers, their reactions to the event should help clarify some things for everyone, like how easy it is to make games fully compatible with the device and type. performance that we can expect.
Each session of the conference will feature the Steam Deck team speaking “in-depth information and best practices to help make your games a seamless experience on the Steam Deck,” according to Valve. announcement post. The event will take place on Steamworks, Valve’s developer website. Those of us who haven’t paid the $ 100 entry fee to Steamworks will have to wait for this information to spread outside the platform. If the event looks like other Steamworks streams, an archive will likely appear on the official website YouTube page.
Diving deep into the AMD APU might give us a better look at how powerful the Steam Deck’s custom AMD Zen 2 and RDNA 2 processor and graphics chip is, and whether the developers are confident that it will hit 30 fps at 800p. brand that Valve said it was aiming for with most games.
We might also learn how complicated it will be for developers to get their Steam Deck Verified badges, which require games to run at native resolution, have full controller support, and all middleware, like anti-cheat software, runs smoothly.
While Valve has posted a fair amount of information about the Steam Deck so far, Q&A with the developers will hopefully touch on areas that Valve has yet to discuss in detail. The first Steam Decks are expected to start shipping in December.