Not satisfied with being a PC in the body of a portable console from where you can access your entire Steam juice library or even install Windows, it has been confirmed that Steam Deck will also work as a PC controller thanks to remote play. This means that you can control the PC game with the Steam Deck controls as if it were a traditional controller and not a console itself.
This new functionality has been confirmed by Valve through a FAQ. «Yes, you can connect your Steam Deck to a PC via Remote Play and use it as a command », confirms the questionnaire. It may not be the most comfortable controller, due to the size and weight and, well, it has a 7 inch screen and dozens of other added functions, but since it has the classic buttons on a traditional remote, even a trackpad, it can save you from a hurry sometime.
Similarly, this FAQ leaves curious details about the Steam Deck. For example, that “technically” a VR headset would work on the Steam Deck, but “Steam Deck is not optimized for VR experiences on PC“Says Valve. So we don’t think it will be possible to play Half-Life: Alyx on the Steam Deck, at least not optimally.
In any of the cases, Steam Deck will begin to reach the players this same month of December, according to the market that each player is in, there could be variations in the date of shipments. Meanwhile, developers are already receiving their Steam Decks to optimize their games for Valve’s handheld console.
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