Can this game be run on the Steam platform? This scoring system tells you.

Valve is introducing a rating system to let players know which of Steam’s 50,000 games are compatible with the PC Steam Deck, which will be launched at the end of the year.

Steam platform verification, as the indicator says, will make the game fully compatible, partially compatible or incompatible with the Steam platform. Officially, these categories are verified, playable, unsupported, and unknown.

“Any verified game can have an excellent and smooth experience on Deck,” said the commentator in the video above. Playable means “they need more manual involvement to configure and play.” Unsupported means that the game “cannot be played on deck”. Unknown means that the game has not yet been evaluated for playability on its Steam platform.

The verified game has full controller support, supports Steam Deck’s default resolution (1280×800 or 1280×720), and other basic functions. The first tab in the Steam store, as shown on the Steam platform, will only show games that are “great on the platform”. The user’s game library will highlight the compatibility logo on each title.

Official Steam Deck Verified page Said Valve is reviewing the compatibility of the entire Steam catalog. The rating of the game may also change, because the developer will provide post-release support or options including the Steam platform-or as the software improves on the Steam platform.

Steam Deck was announced in July and will be launched in December, with a starting price of US$399 per unit. The handheld computer is equipped with a 7-inch touch screen. Players can also purchase a dock to allow Steam Deck to run on TVs, such as Nintendo Switch.

However, storage can be a major disadvantage of the Steam platform. The basic model only offers 64 GB; the mid-level option for $529 has 256 GB of space; the top Steam Deck for $649 is equipped with a 512 GB solid-state drive. Although the user can open the device and replace the hard drive, Valve strongly advises people not to do this.