Developers interviewed by PC Gamer are surprised at how smoothly it is creating game conversions for Steam Deck, Valve’s portable computer debuting at the end of the month .
This may come as a surprise, because – in theory – a proprietary Linux-based operating system with a Windows compatibility layer does not sound like a particularly intuitive solution.
” I was surprised how well the games were running without any changes ,” admits developer Jonathan Smårs of Iron Gate, ” Valheim ran on Steam Deck from day one, without any modifications.”
Other creators express themselves in a similar vein. Most often, minor modifications are needed, but otherwise the upcoming device does not cause any major problems.
” I had some control issues, but my game wasn’t made with controllers in mind, so it didn’t even have the code to do that, ” explains Raymond Doerr, who is responsible for Rise to Ruins.
” I’m tempted to say that the mouse touchpad is the best I’ve ever dealt with ,” he added.
Valve is doing everything possible to make converting games to Steam Deck as easy as possible. One of the important marketing points is to ensure that players can use their entire library of titles without any problems.