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Xbox Game Studios shares its list of verified Steam Deck games

Source: Windows Central | Miles Dompier

The Steam Deck is arguably the best pre-built PC ever built, bristling with a power that often beats much more expensive pre-built desktop gaming PCs. The pint-sized PC runs Valve’s SteamOS, but today they also revealed full Windows support on the Steam Deck with a range of custom drivers.

Indeed, Microsoft and Valve are pretty good friends these days, with Xbox bringing all of its major games to Steam. Since Microsoft acquired Bethesda, the subsidiary has announced that it is shutting down its own launcher and moving entirely to Steam. Valve CEO Gabe Newell also said he wants to work with Microsoft to bring native Xbox Game Pass support to Steam Deck as well.

Pending deeper integration, Microsoft and Valve are working hard to get their games verified for SteamOS, and today released an update showcasing all currently verified games. The games in question are as follows.

  • Death Loop
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
  • The Evil Within
  • fallout shelter
  • battle toads
  • Max: The Curse of Brotherhood
  • sea ​​of ​​thieves
  • Fallout 4
  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Forza Horizon 4
  • Quantum Break
  • State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition

Microsoft also shared a list of games that are not supported, due to anti-cheat implementations. Unfortunately, Gears 5, Halo MCC, Halo Infinite, and Microsoft Flight Simulator X are not yet compatible with the Steam Deck, although they should work if you’re setting up full-fledged Windows on the Steam Deck. Naturally, there are dozens and dozens of other games from Bethesda and Microsoft that aren’t officially verified but should still work, such as DOOM Eternal, Gears Tactics, Grounded, and more. However, verified games are the titles least likely to cause you problems, and the rest should be installed at your own risk.

The Steam Deck is arguably the most exciting gaming console in a long time, and it will be very interesting to see how Valve and Microsoft evolve their partnership over the coming months. It stands to reason that many of the best upcoming Xbox games will be supported, which will hopefully allow you to take your Xbox games on the go. In other words, if you can actually to have a Steam Deck, that is. They are currently out of stock until the end of 2022.