A little more than a month ago, Valve declared it would increase the pace at which the Steam Deck portable gaming system gets shipped. That announcement, however, didn’t truly address the worries of people who had been waiting months in line to purchase a reserved home. Finally, some fantastic news for hungry fans.
Today, Valve said that it is advancing the delivery window for Steam Deck shipments. The biggest piece of news is that shipping will begin in the fourth quarter of 2022 for any new pre-orders placed as of right now. The rest of the people in line who are excitedly awaiting the email with the purchase link will also receive their unit this year.
Customers who were initially on the “Q4 or later” shipment window have been bumped forward to the “Q3” slot, meaning your Steam Deck will be dispatched between the months of July and September. This is another happy surprise, and possibly the most important one. The business claims it has increased output and is gradually overcoming some supply chain difficulties.
The supply chain is healing
Customers are waiting in line to receive their units slightly earlier than expected as Valve rolls additional Steam Deck units off the production line. If you’re in line, view the most recent schedule on Valve’s website. In addition, Valve is granting you a grace period of a few days to take action if you’re concerned that you might miss the email and, along with it, your ticket to purchase the gadget.
In today’s announcement, Valve has done not explain the Steam Deck Docking Station, which was postponed last month. Someone has excruciatingly protracted the shipment predictions for the portable gaming PC although it was only widely released in February. Long lines are a result, according to Steam, of a lack of components supply and supply chain problems brought on by COVID.
In the meantime, Valve has been working hard to address early hardware issues including excessive fan noise and jittery game optimization. If you absolutely must play right away, you can try your luck with rivals from Aya and GPD, both of whom feature quite good handheld Windows gaming hardware running on the more recent (and faster) AMD chip.