Le Steam Deck a déjà connu un succès important malgré une distribution totalement atypique. Si la politique de vente de Valve était si particulière avec une distribution au compte gouttes, c’était probablement pour éviter de prendre trop de risque. Une stratégie payante mais qui a ses limites. La marque a décidé d’augmenter la cadence pour fournir le plus de monde, le plus rapidement possible.
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“The first step is to let you play the great games that exist today. The second iterations are going to be more about: what are the capabilities that mobile gives us, above and beyond what you would get in a traditional desktop or laptop gaming environment?”
Newell added that Valve is excited to see what other companies do with the software it’s created to power Steam Deck’s portable PC gaming experience. But it’s also considering its own ways to push the medium forward in ways that can’t be done on a desktop, with one example being the computer vision used for VR.
“One of the things [Steam Deck] represents is battery-capable, high-performance horsepower that eventually you could use in VR applications as well,” Newell says. “You can take the PC and build something that is much more transportable. We’re not really there yet, but this is a stepping stone.”