Valve says Steam Deck exclusives "don't make much sense"

Valve says Steam Deck exclusives "don't make much sense"

PC games firm Valve has said that it's unlikely that there will be any games that are exclusive to its upcoming Steam Deck hardware.

That's according to an FAQ page for the console – as spotted by IGN – in which the company says it "doesn't make much sense" to have titles that are only available on this piece of tech. Valve added that Steam Deck is "a PC" and as a result "it should just play games like a PC."

This comes in the wake of a report that Valve is working on a shooter strategy Half-Life title with Steam Deck in mind, codenamed Citadel.

Steam Deck was announced in July of this year with a December release date, though the hardware has been bumped by two months to February 2022. Valve recently revealed its system for showing how compatible games are with the hardware.

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