Valve updates the menus and interface of Half-Life 2 so that the texts and indicators are much more readable on Steam Deck, its new portable system that will arrive from February 28.
Half-Life 2 , one of Valve’s quintessential flagships, updates its menus to better fit the Steam Deck’s small screen and controls. As we have been able to see in this first glimpse shared by user Gabe Follower on Twitter, the interface has a somewhat more simplified, legible, and ultimately more comfortable appearance if we play the classic first-person shooter on Valve’s new portable system, the which will begin to reach its buyers from February 28 .
To activate this new Half-Life 2 menu, simply enable the beta build and add the “-gamepadui” launch command . Some users report that this menu can cause some unexpected crashes in the title, something understandable considering that it would still be in the testing phase. On the other hand, those who have been able to try it first-hand without any problems have pointed out that it is an interface with a lot of potential and that larger texts are appreciated , although it has points to polish.
Recently, a list was shared that showed some of the titles verified for the Steam Deck, as well as those that are playable or that are not compatible due to some features such as virtual reality . In addition, we also know that the system will be compatible with those games that use the Easy Anti-Cheat system and it was confirmed that its battery would last between two and five hours depending on the demands of the title we play. Finally, it should be noted that Valve itself released Dynamic Synchronization with Cloud just two days ago , a system for managing saves between Steam Deck and conventional computers.