Steam Deck Delayed to February 2022

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Valve has been making large guarantees with the Steam Deck, and the Steam Deck, in flip, has been making large waves. The gadget was introduced with a deliberate December 2021 launch window, and with December lower than a month away, many are beginning to surprise when the precise launch date might be introduced. Nicely, it looks like it’ll be some time longer.

Valve has introduced that the Steam Deck has been delayed by two months, and can now start transport out to customers a while in February 2022. Valve cites materials shortages and manufacturing hurdles as the explanations for the gadget’s delay, and confirms that all the reservation queue might be shifted over to kick off in February as is, which implies everybody of their will preserve their place in line and get their cargo accordingly.

“The launch of Steam Deck might be delayed by two months,” Valve writes. “We’re sorry about this—we did our greatest to work across the international provide chain points, however attributable to materials shortages, parts aren’t reaching our manufacturing amenities in time for us to fulfill our preliminary launch dates.

“Primarily based on our up to date construct estimates, Steam Deck will begin transport to clients February 2022. This would be the new begin date of the reservation queue—all reservation holders preserve their place in line however dates will shift again accordingly.”

The Steam Deck’s official FAQ web page confirms that the US, the UK, the European Union, and Canada are nonetheless the one locations the place reservations are open. There’s nonetheless no phrase on different areas, and with this delay, it’s probably that these plans can have been affected as effectively.


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