The Steam Deck from Valve has created a great first impression. It’s a really wonderful way to play some of our favourite games on the company’s first entry into powerful mobile gaming, but there’s one major downside: You couldn’t just purchase one. Customers had to make a reservation in order to purchase one of their own Decks, and the Decks would be distributed in waves due to certain reasonable obstacles (particularly the coronavirus epidemic). This limitation was removed on Thursday, according to Valve, who also announced that users can now purchase a Steam Deck right away without a reservation.
The information was released in a quick video update on the Steam Deck Twitter page. According to Valve, the business is now quite certain that the reservation system is no longer required since it believes that production has now reached a stage where the supply of Steam Decks can meet the demand for the console. The corporation acknowledges that there is always the chance that increased demand may make the reinstatement of the reservation system necessary, but for now? Go on! (Valve advises customers who are awaiting confirmation of their reservation to look for an email “soon”).
The official dock for the Steam Deck is now available for $89, according to a separate announcement from Valve. The dock includes a power supply in the package along with three USB A 3.1 connections, DisplayPort and HDMI video output, a gigabit ethernet port, and a USB-C power port. Users of the Steam Deck will be able to further customise the user interface thanks to a new software update, which will likely be helpful for those who want to dock their Steam Decks.