Valve has recently organized a question-answer session at its Steamworks Steam Deck event to discuss the next Steam Deck. Steam Deck is a portable console developed by Valve for playing all games available for PC on the move. The console is not supposed to operate in the same way as the Nintendo Switch, and Valve does not intend to compete with it. This is a portable extension of PC games that is significantly more convenient than using a laptop.
During the press conference, potential customers have laid a variety of questions about the software and hardware capabilities of the device. Most questions focused on how developers will use Steam Deck to develop games. Naturally, the issues have progressed towards the subject of exclusive titles. Valves explained that since it is an extension of a PC, it will have access to the same library available for traditional PC users.
This is not the first valve attempt to enter the console market. The Steam Machine was a console designed to provide experience similar to that of a PC. Valve published it at the end of 2015, and the console was abandoned by most developers at the end of 2016. Valve has since arrested the production on Steam Machine and apparently completely passed to Steam Deck. Let’s hope that their second attempt on a console is going much better.
The choice not to include exclusive titles is certainly interesting. The console market is very lucrative because Valve has already learned at its expense, and exclusives are a good way to acquire some stability. This is how Sony was able to compete with Microsoft and Nintendo at the height of the war of consoles.
Steam Deck has good things to do on the basis of other topics discussed in the answers. The unit will support local multiplayer and will have touch screen capabilities. The processing power also seems strong enough. Will it be enough for the device to stand out from other consoles? The console should be launched in February 2022, we will have to wait for knowledge.