Greg Coomer and Pierre-Loup Griffais have revealed new details on the future of the Steam Deck and the next models of Valve’s PC console.
Valve is already thinking about the next generation of Steam Deck and in an interview published on the pages of Famitsu on the occasion of the launch of the console-PC in Asia, the designer Greg Coomer stated that “Steam Deck 2” will have a different shape and size and maybe it will also be oriented towards cloud gaming.
A few days ago, Valve confirmed through an official document that it plans to launch new versions of the Steam Deck on the market, with more performing hardware than the current model . Now Coomer has added more details on what we can expect from next-gen releases.
“Unless something major changes, there will be a next generation of Steam Deck products in the future. The theme, size and shape will change, and it might even become a streaming machine. Development of the Steam Deck will continue”, Coomer said. .
“One reason is that it is an extension of our core Steam platform,” he said. “The Steam Deck is another PC in another form, but Steam has many other uses besides this handheld device, such as on TV or on the desktop, and we will continue to work to satisfy our customers as much as possible.”
In the same interview, developer Pierre-Loup Griffais talked about the battery life issues of the “current Steam Deck” and how the development team is working hard to fix them.
“We have already made improvements [to battery life] between the time of launch and now,” he explained. “For example, we’ve made it possible to play refresh rates at 40 Hz, and we’re working hard to give users more control over how long their battery lasts,” Griffais said.
“We’re also constantly optimising the operating system to reduce battery consumption when playing games that are not too demanding. This will improve the battery life. In any case, battery issues are at the top of our list of future improvements. As I mentioned, battery life is at the top of the list of improvements. I think the current Steam Deck is moving in the right direction in terms of functionality and compatibility. We always pay close attention to feedback.”