There’s no denying that Valve’s Steam Deck has shaken up the laptop industry. The success of the equipment has led other manufacturers to create similar solutions. The device’s bottleneck is definitely its performance, especially in AAA titles. Unfortunately, we’ll have to wait a little longer for the newer, more powerful version.
At least that’s what Pierre-Loup Griffis, one of the designers working at Valve, said. He recently gave an interview to the portal the edgeduring which he confirmed that Steam Deck will not be getting a new version anytime soon. What is the main reason for this decision?
It turns out that the company does not want to introduce major changes so as not to increase power consumption and thus shorten battery life.
It’s important to us that Steam Deck delivers consistent performance to developers, so the message to customers is simple: every Steam Deck user can play the same games. The performance gains cannot be underestimated, but we don’t want to do that unless they are significant. We don’t want this to come at the expense of power efficiency and battery life. I don’t expect this to happen in the next few years, but we continue to monitor developments in architecture and production processes to see where this is headed.
Although Griffais’ comment on this thread may sadden people waiting for a more capable version of the Steam Deck, it’s still important to remember that the device may undergo further releases. Valve may follow Nintendo’s guidance and release an improved version of its hardware.
With competition growing every week, this would be a good solution. The debut of ASUS ROG Ally showed that handheld performance is not the most important thing, and the more powerful the equipment, the more important other factors, such as battery life.
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