It appears that the new Steam Deck will not be able to play some of Steam’s most popular titles such as PUBG, Apex Legends, Rainbow Six Siege and more.
Despite the new Steam Deck being a small but powerful machine, it seems that the device may not be able to support some of Steam’s most popular titles.
It is a Linux machine, which means that it may not be as smooth sailing as we had hoped as it is not the most favourable operating system to run video games.
Valve have created a feature named Proton within its Linux based SteamOS, it is an collection of tools such as DXVK and Wine which players would usually use to expand their range of games on Linux.
This will stop developers having to go to the trouble of porting their games to Linux, as well as making it easier for players to enjoy a vast selection of titles.
However, it seems that four of Steam’s major titles such as Rainbow Six Siege, Apex Legends, PUBG and Destiny 2 will not play correctly on the device.
Apparently, if these games are accessed with Proton, players will be faced with the game crashing or completely failing to open.
This occurs as the anti-cheat systems used in these games does not work alongside Proton, leaving players being kicked from the games servers.
Hopefully, these issues are worked out before the Steam Deck actually releases later this year, the launch for the device is scheduled to be around December.
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