Battery life and having a clear performance target for developers are the reasons.
The Steam Deck is moving forward, but those waiting for Valve’s more powerful second-generation handheld will have to wait a little longer. We already know that “several years later,” in another statement the edge Valve’s Pierre-Loup Griffais tells us more about the thinking behind it.
He says it’s important for Valve to provide a consistent performance target for developers and that every Steam Deck can play the same game. Therefore, additional levels of performance are something they only intend to offer if the step is big enough.
This performance step also shouldn’t mean a significant degradation in battery life, and Griffais doesn’t think there will be enough progress in the next couple of years to make such a move possible. However, they are monitoring innovations in architecture and manufacturing processes to see what happens.
But even though it may be a while before a better-performing “Steam Deck 2” is released, that doesn’t stop Valve from releasing new versions of its current deck, such as adding a better screen, reducing the size and weight, or improving the battery. life.
If you can’t wait, you can instead set your sights on the competitor Lenovo Legion Go or purchase a refurbished Steam Deck from Valve.
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