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Steam Deck: Valve and AMD working on Windows 11 support

valve in person Greg Comer, one of the leading designers of handheld products, confirms that the company is working with AMD to support Steam Deck for the new Windows 11 operating system. Linux-based SteamOS 3.0 is used as the official operating system.

SteamOS 3.0, Windows 10 and Windows 11

Valve itself is convinced that Steam Deck will be able to meet expectations and therefore the necessary minimum requirements for Windows 11 (System Requirements) across embedded hardware. Even if developers have mainly dealt with Windows 10 until now. The US website has this information computer games Posted exclusively in a video.

We’ve been so focused on Windows 10 so far that we’re not quite that far. We expect to be able to accommodate that.

Greg Comer, Valve

In particular, consideration should be given to adherence to TPM 2.0 or fTPM 2.0 via the required firmware and secure boot. Valve is already in discussion with AMD in this regard, so that the necessary options are provided via BIOS.

We’re also in discussions with AMD to make sure we can take this into account at the BIOS level. So there is still no indication that there are any problems with Windows 11.

Greg Comer, Valve

In terms of hardware, nothing is against running Windows 11 on a portable console PC. The handheld device with Zen 2 and RDNA 2, which will appear in December this year with prices starting at 419 euros, is based on a modern custom APU, which in turn is likely to be based on AMD Van Gogh and should provide the required security to work with it.

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Problems can not be expected

Most observers assume that in addition to SteamOS 3.0, Windows 10 and Windows 11 will run without major modifications to the open platform and existing hardware. Valve itself strives to make this happen when the game console ships All games in the Steam library he ran.

The first videos show hands-on exercises

In the meantime, early adopters also had the opportunity to do a 90-minute hands-on with a pre-production mock-up of Steam Deck and were able to try out games like The Witcher 3 (test), Doom: Eternal, Control, Deadcells and Hades on the mobile device as well as the website. the edgewho particularly praised Steam Deck’s performance and handling.

However, in all reports and videos, it is also said that the handheld game console in its current pre-series state is still plagued by bugs and Valve has not yet included all anti-cheat engines in the compatibility layer proton can be integrated. As a result, the entire Steam library is not currently working, as promised.