It seems that Valve is in no rush to release a more powerful version Steam Deck just yet Steam Deck can currently run over 8,000 games, ranging from indie games to hardware-intensive games like Elden Ring and Cyberpunk 2077.

In a recent interview, Valve engineer Pierre-Lou Griffe said Rock, paper, gun that he believes the Steam “deck has the potential to be a solid target for all generations.” Griffeys goes on to explain how Valve plans to improve Steam Decks specs, “but this work is more difficult than the typical Deck UX tweaks developers have to make for games that already work well.”

In the same interview, Valve designer Lawrence Young echoes Griffai’s sentiment regarding the Steam Deck’s longevity, explaining that he believes “a true next-gen deck with a significant increase in power won’t be around for a few years.” This makes sense since Steam Deck has only been out for a little over a year.

During his first year in the wild, he received several upgrades that improved his quality of life. The latter will turn on ray tracing on Doom Eternal and fixes graphics corruption issues in Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty and GPU crashes in unspecified future games.

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