Steam has revealed a new mobile console called the Steam Deck, which will be available for purchase this December. The Steam Deck is a handheld system that allows players to play their Steam games on the go. There will be multiple versions of the console available starting at $399, and players can currently pre-order one in specific regions.
The Steam Deck, which looks a lot like the Nintendo Switch, is a way for players to take their Steam library with them wherever they go. The device has a custom APU made with AMD in mind. The mobile device will also have a dock for players to connect the system to a TV or other external display.
The Steam Deck is more than just a portable device that can play Steam games. Valve says it’s a complete gaming PC in the shell of a handheld console. The Steam Deck has a Linux-based desktop that can be used as a web browser and can download third-party applications. Along with the buttons and triggers expected for the console in 2021, the Steam Deck also features two trackpads directly below the joystick as well as a touchscreen.
There are three price option for Steam Deck. The first option is the $399 version that includes 64GB of internal storage as well as a carrying case. The next step is the $529 option that features 256GB of internal storage, a carrying case, and an exclusive Steam Community profile pack. Finally, the final version is a $649 option with 512GB of internal storage, a scratch-resistant display, exclusive carrying case, virtual keyboard, and an exclusive Steam community profile pack. Each version of the console will also include a microSD card slot.
Currently, pre-orders are available in the United States, Canada, the European Union, and the United Kingdom.