Valve has seemingly sent out Steam Deck development kits to a number of developers to test their games on the hardware. The Washington-based giant recently confirmed that it would indeed be sending out hardware units to developers, which has seemingly been confirmed with recent activity of developers on Twitter.
Mike Rose of No More Robots, publisher of Descenders (among other games), took to Twitter with a short video of the game running on the actual hardware. Rose reports that the game runs comfortably at 50-60fps on ultra settings. Other developers also posted snaps of X-Plane and NEKOPARA running on the actual hardware.
Impressions for the Steam Deck generally seem to be positive across the board, and the hardware sold out pretty quickly. While there are still some concerns lingering, the Steam Deck looks to be shaping up as one of the better hardware products from Valve – who have fumbled with hardware like Steam Machines and the Steam Controller.
Valve sent over a Steam Deck (thanks lovelies!!) so I've been going through our games and checking whether they work without any additional dev on our part
Descenders: Works flawlessly!
In fact it runs *incredibly* well. With full Ultra gfx on, I get around 50-60fps pic.twitter.com/RjT3Q233lX
— Mike Rose (@RaveofRavendale) September 21, 2021
— X-Plane (@XPlaneOfficial) September 21, 2021