Valve released the Steam Deck last year and the platform proved successful. It was initially difficult to obtain the portable device, and at present there are other parties that have entered the competition, such as ASUS with ROG Ally and soon Lenovo with Legion Go.
With hardware platforms, it makes sense to look to the future after some time has passed and think about a successor, but as far as the Steam Deck is concerned, that’s not an option at the moment. In conversation with CNBC Valve employee Pierre-Lou Griffais said they are currently focusing on the current platform.
In terms of capacity, Griffais says the Steam Deck now has enough for a few more years.
“We think it’s a pretty sweet spot in terms of being able to play all the experiences from this new generation, and so far, the new releases are bringing great experiences to the Steam Deck. Obviously we’re working with the developers on future releases and monitoring the feedback there, but so far, I think it’s been Pretty good on the horsepower front.
last consideration Is that if they come with a new or improved Steam Deck, they will have to closely monitor the balance between price and battery life, because the advance in performance should be significant. For now, Griffis does not expect such a configuration to be possible in the coming years, but they will continue to monitor innovations.
“We also don’t want more performance to come at a significant cost in terms of power efficiency and battery life. I don’t expect such a jump to be possible in the next couple of years, but we’re still keeping a close eye on innovations in architecture and manufacturing processes to see where things go there.”
In other words, a successor to the Steam Deck is still a few years away.
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