Valve’s Steam Deck is close to releasing, and now, there’s more information regarding its compatibility with different titles. The big question on everyone’s minds at the moment is how many games will officially be supported on the device. Fortunately, we’re starting to see a range of titles that are seemingly compatible with the Steam Deck. First spotted by Reddit user Cool-Arrival-2617, SteamDB users can now see which games have passed the ‘Deck Verified’ program, as well as the titles that haven’t.
Until now, there hasn’t been a clear consensus on how many titles we can expect to see be ‘Verified’ on the device. As of writing, there are 67 games that have been confirmed as either fully compatible, or not supported. It isn’t a very extensive list by any means, but it’s a start and a good way to see whether the Steam Deck has any value for you. After all, if it can’t play the games you want to play, what’s the point? Bear in mind though that this list isn’t quite official just yet and things could change further down the line.
Hopefully your favorites don’t get left behind
As spotted on SteamDB, the verified list of compatible titles for the Steam Deck ranges across an assortment of titles. Supported games include Dark Souls 3, Dishonored, Tetris Effect, and Hollow Knight, to name a few. In total, there are around 38 compatible games, which admittedly isn’t a massive amount. It’s still early days, though, and there’s plenty of time for more games to be added.
What’s more interesting are the titles that are not compatible with the Steam Deck. As expected the majority of the unsupported titles are VR games like Arizona Sunshine and Budget Cuts. But a peculiar addition here is Persona 4 Golden, which is rather ironic as it was originally a PlayStation Vita title before being ported to Steam. At the moment, there’s no word on why Persona 4 Golden would be unsupported. It could likely come down to an incompatibility with the Linux-based SteamOS that the Steam Deck uses. Whether this will cause more issues for more titles down the line remains to be seen.
Again, the lists that we’re seeing right now for the Steam Deck’s compatibility aren’t extensive by any means. The hope is that we start to see even more titles become verified for the Steam Deck soon. Hopefully, the list of unsupported titles remains small, but only time will tell. It would be a massive shame if someone’s favorite title was unplayable on Valve’s handheld system.