Valve, the maker of Steam Deck, has revealed that its portable PC platform has reached a new major milestone with games that can be played via Steam. Since the Steam Deck first launched earlier this year, Valve has worked hard to ensure that a large number of titles on Steam can be accessed on the platform. And while that library has continued to expand at a steady rate, Valve has now announced that it has exceeded a notable total that should make it even more enticing to Steam Deck subscribers in the future.
Valve announced on social media recently that more than 5,000 games available on Steam can now be played on the Steam Deck. Throughout 2022, Valve has been slowly adding a number of games to “Check deck“A library to ensure that titles on the mobile platform are easily accessible. And while not every game on Steam plays perfectly on the Steam Deck, many of the year’s biggest releases on PC (God of WarAnd the elden ringAnd the Marvel’s Spider-Man RemasteredAnd the strayAll were verified for devices at the time of release.
Oh, another big milestone – we just passed 5,000 verified and playable titles on Steam Deck! There’s a lot to go around (lots of games on Steam), but I just wanted to take the time to celebrate! 🎉 pic.twitter.com/el7iBWdEo8
– Steam Deck (OnDeck) August 30, 2022
Going forward, it will be interesting to see how extensive the library of playable games on Steam Deck will be. While it makes sense that a large number of new titles will be checked out for Steam Deck the moment they are released, it remains to be seen how many of the thousands of older games on Steam will eventually be accessible in the long run. Based on how Valve has supported Steam Deck so far, it makes sense that this library of playable games will continue to grow at a steady rate in the coming weeks and months. By the end of 2022, we should expect to see hundreds or thousands of additional games joining the Steam Deck Verified roster.
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