Valve has kicked off the shipments of Steam Deck , the platform with which Gabe Newell’s house will make it possible to play our Steam library even in portability. After talking about the possible arrival of improved models of Steam Deck , the company dwells on what could be the impact of the console in the videogame world.
In the course of an interview granted to IGN.com, Gabe Newell said he was proud to have finally managed to give life to a platform that has officially brought PC games to a handheld platform .
” I think every gamer has wanted this for a long time . Right? I mean, every time you start playing PC games, about a month after you have done it, you say,” Where’s my mobile version? ” of doing this dates back to the 90s, so what’s really different this time around is that we’ve finally reached the point where you have the [performance] per watt that really lets you do it . “
Newell later admitted that he hoped Steam Deck could affect PC gaming in the same way that iPhone did in the smartphone industry , the commercialization of which was a game changer in the mobile segment according to Valve’s leader.
“Until then, you would have used a Blackberry for very specific things in terms of applications, but in terms of an overall mobile computing device, that was the transition point.
Right now, we’ve reached a point where you have a device . mobile game that can do just about anything , and things will only get better for PC gamers from here on out . “
Valve has confirmed that the Steam Deck Dock is also coming soon .