The cloud appears to merge nicely with Steam
Xbox head Phil Spencer acquired to go hands-on with Valve’s upcoming PC handheld, the Steam Deck. And in his remarks on it, it sounds prefer it’s coming alongside nicely, particularly for folk who wish to use it with the xCloud.
In a tweet posted final Friday, Spencer says that after having a Steam Deck for many of the week, he can say it’s a “very nice system.” He name-checks Halo and Age of Empires, and likewise mentions that xCloud works nicely.
Was @valvesoftware this week speaking w/ Scott, Erik, Gabe about Steam Deck. After having mine many of the week I can say it is a very nice system. Video games with me on the go, display screen measurement, controls all nice. Enjoying Halo and Age feels good, xCloud works nicely. Congrats SD workforce. pic.twitter.com/q4hWBvkk85
— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) August 13, 2021
Spencer has cause to touch upon xCloud’s compatibility with the Steam Deck, clearly, nevertheless it’s in all probability additionally of notice to numerous potential homeowners as nicely. Although xCloud is at present accessible on cell platforms, in addition to browsers, the Steam Deck affords an all-in-one resolution that’s additionally transportable. And it’s already going to be carrying quite a lot of PC video games on-board as nicely, so the potential of increasing that library out with cloud gaming is interesting.
The Steam Deck might supply another for folk who desire a devoted gaming handheld with cloud functionality, and aren’t ready for extra video games to hopefully roll out to the Swap. Plus, the Steam Deck will reportedly have the ability to set up third-party software program, so using another apps and packages might add much more to its potential library.
Deposits on pre-orders have gone down, although the second step of pre-ordering has not commenced as of this writing. eBay did should crack down on Steam Deck reservation scalpers, so hopefully the method of getting one isn’t as arduous because it’s been to get a next-gen console. The primary batch is predicted to roll out later this yr in December.