The Steam Deck has passed the mark of 2,000 verified and playable titles, Valve revealed in a tweet. Considering where those numbers were a few months ago, Valve seems to have been busy.
Valve’s handheld launched on February 25th to fairly positive reception, but its library of verified titles wasn’t quite as strong as it is today. At launch, there were only about 400 verified games and 327 playable games. Since then, Valve has gradually edited the Steam catalog, reviewing titles where possible and also marking them as playable if the experience doesn’t tick its four boxes: Input, Display, Seamlessness, and System Support.
Having a library of 2,000 verified and playable games is encouraging for early adopters, but there are many games that have been declared unsupported by Valve. Looking at the list of Steam Deck verified games, there are about 721 unsupported titles. This is partially attributed to anti-cheat software such as BattlEye and Easy Anti-Cheat. Because of these limitations, games like Destiny 2, Rainbow Six Siege, Halo Infinite, Fortniteand more are marked as unsupported on Steam Deck.
But not all unsupported games will eventually make it to the Steam Deck. While some games like Apex Legends found a way to make it work on steam deck, other developers are not so open about it. answering the question of whether Fourteen days Steam Deck support via an anti-cheat update, Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney revealed that not all unsupported games have a good future.
“Fortnite no, but great effort is being made to maximize Easy Anti Cheat’s compatibility with Steam Deck,” Sweeney said in one tweet.
While some titles will likely never get Steam Deck support, 2,000 titles is a big step up from the total of 726 verified and playable games at launch. Valve continues to review games daily, with new releases like elden ring already marked as verified.
https://dotesports.com/hardware/news/steam-deck-is-now-home-to-over-2000-verified-and-playable-games Steam Deck now hosts over 2,000 “verified and playable” games