- Valve has confirmed in an interview that the Steam Deck 2 is at least “a few years away” from being released.
- The company recently announced the launch of the new Steam Deck OLED, which has a better screen and better battery life.
- Valve will reportedly start development of the next generation Steam Deck 2 early next year.
The Steam Deck 2 has been a sunrise hit amongst gamers – along with a surprise launch as well. No one expected Valve to release a handheld gaming console -with the gaming prowess of a full-blown gaming PC.
But now that it will soon be almost two years since the Vale first launched the Steam Deck – gamers are left wondering when we might get the next generation Steam Deck 2.
Apparently, Valve confirmed in an interview with Bloomberg that the Steam Deck 2 is still “ a few years away.” This comes from the fact that Valve just announced the upcoming launch of the Steam Deck OLED, which launches next week on November 16. It has a bigger and better OLED screen, with a better battery as well.
Steam Deck developer Pierre-Loup Griffais said this to Bloomberg and CNBC regarding the possible Steam Deck 2 release date:
It’s important to us that the Deck offers a fixed performance target for developers and that the message to customers is simple, where every Deck can play the same games. As such, changing the performance level is not something we are taking lightly, and we only want to do so when there is a significant enough increase to be had. We also don’t want more performance to come at a significant cost to power efficiency and battery life. I don’t anticipate such a leap to be possible in the next couple of years, but we’re still closely monitoring innovations in architecture and fabrication processes to see where things are going there.
So what major upgrades do you think the Steam Deck 2 should have? Let us know in the comments below!