In an FAQ posted by Valve on its new PC / portable console, the company says there is “no sense” in offering games exclusively on the Steam Deck.
As the builders fight for exclusive contracts (temporary or not) for future games to be released, Valve has announced that there will be no similar policy on the Steam Deck. The new portable console of the American brand, which will be released in early 2022, will benefit from a “normal” PC catalog.
This hybrid PC / portable console will obviously have all the PC games already available on Steam, the platform ultimately having very few exclusives, but a natural privilege to be chosen in priority by the editors, facing the Epic Games Store or GOG.
In a console FAQ, Valve sets the record straight:
Could any Steam Deck exclusive titles interest Valve?
No, we don’t think it makes sense. Steam Deck is a computer and should be able to launch any game, such as a computer.
In the meantime, on the exclusivity side, the one that allowed legacy to sell Twin Mirror, for example, has fallen today. The game is now available everywhere, especially on Steam.