In an interview with Valve on Thursday, a member of the Steam Deck team told me that everything is On Tracks It is planned to be launched in February.Although we are mainly talking about Steam deck Hardware and Valve are preparing Steam Deck for other developers, and Valve also shared some plans for their own games. Dota 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Half-Life series have received updates designed to give them a better experience on the Steam platform.
Multiple Valve game development teams have participated in this work, but the ways to update games on the Steam platform are different.
“Dota [team] Some very innovative things are being done, at least in the context of Dota,” designer Greg Coomer said. “Just last week, they released a new model that allows players to use the thumbstick to play games well. “The update also includes a return to a four-person cooperation model that seems to be a good fit for the control scheme.
Designer Lawrence Yang explained: “They call it experimental controller support because they are still looking for feedback, but you can now play real Dota games with a gamepad.”
Stubborn Steam controller fans may have been using gyroscopes for aiming in CS:GO for many years, but the Steam deck update will strengthen some of the fit and finish elements in CS:GO controller support. Coomer described it as an update to such things as the radial menu that hasn’t been touched for a long time. “The team is really giving new polish and design intent,” he said.
Cuomo said that Valve is making “a series of” adjustments to Half-Life, although it sounds like it’s not about controlling Gordon Freeman, but more about navigation menus and so on. He said: “Even though the core experience of the “Half-Life” game is perfect on the controller, over time, many things surrounding the experience are often either missed or fail to achieve the same level of polish.” All half-lines Life games should all be updated, although they may not all drop immediately.
Yang added that Portal games have been verified on Steam Deck and run well on handhelds, but Left 4 Dead 2 may also receive some attention. “I think we really want to look at all Valve catalogs to make sure things are good on Deck,” he said.