Valve plans to hold a Steam Deck virtual conference for game developers on November 12 to answer developers’ questions about hardware, Proton, and the Steam Deck Verified program. Although the one-day event is only open to developers, their response to the event should help clarify things for everyone, such as how easy it is to make the game fully compatible with the device, and the performance we can expect.
According to Valve, every meeting during the conference will have the Steam platform team discuss “in-depth information and best practices to help you create a seamless experience on the Steam platform” AnnouncementThe event will be held on Steamworks, Valve’s developer website. Those of us who have not paid the $100 entrance fee to Steamworks will have to wait for this information to spread outside the platform.If the event is similar to other Steamworks live broadcasts, the archive may appear in the official YouTube page.
In-depth research on AMD APU may give us a deeper understanding of how powerful Steam Deck’s custom AMD Zen 2 and RDNA 2 processors and graphics chips will be. If developers are confident that it will reach 30 fps at 800p, then Valve Said its target is most games.
We may also know the level of participation of developers in getting the Steam platform verification badge, which requires the game to run at the original resolution, have full controller support, and any middleware, such as anti-cheat software, can run without problems.
Although Valve has released a lot of information about the Steam platform so far, questions and answers with developers are expected to touch areas that Valve has not discussed in detail. The first batch of Steam decks are expected to start shipping in December.