It has released a handful of images (below) showing how Steam Deck will be boxed when it’s delivered to consumers, and how it looks in its carry case.
Valve said it has recently completed Steam Deck’s final prototype build before production, which it’s now testing and preparing to send to developers, although it expects to make some minor additional changes to the final product.
Introducing Steam Deck
Prices start at $399 / £349 (64GB eMMC), with increased storage options available for $529 / £459 (256GB NVMe SSD) and $649 / £569 (512GB NVMe SSD).
Steam Deck was originally scheduled to launch in December, but Valve recently delayed its launch by two months due to material shortages.
While Valve has said it’s not interested in having any Steam Deck exclusives — “it’s a PC and it should just play games like a PC” — it’s reportedly focused internally on the development of handheld friendly games.
“[Development of] Half-Life 3, Half-Life 2 Episode 3, any kind of traditional mouse and keyboard FPS at Valve is not taking place, [and] if it is, it’s a very small group of people and those individuals will not be seen as value generating by the higher-ups,” Tylver McVicker of Valve News Network claimed recently.