Steam Deck Delayed Until February 2022

Steam Deck, the portable PC being devel­oped by Valve, has been delayed. The rea­son is being cit­ed as short­ages in the glob­al sup­ply chain (like with every­thing else). The com­pa­ny has issued a state­ment say­ing it will begin ship­ping the Steam Decks in Feb­ru­ary 2022.

With this new ship­ping date, every­one in the queue will be moved back two months from their orig­i­nal ship­ping esti­mate. So if your Steam Deck was sup­posed to arrive in Jan­u­ary 2022, it will now be esti­mat­ed to arrive in March 2022. Valve apol­o­gized for the delay in their state­ment and promised to keep users updat­ed on any changes in the future.

Steam Deck was announced ear­li­er this year, promis­ing to give play­ers a hand­held expe­ri­ence that uses the Steam inter­face. The device begins at $400, but can reach up to $650 for the most stor­age and extra hard­ware fea­tures. You can pre­order a Steam Deck through a $5 deposit reg­is­tra­tion, but it will be quite some time before you get the device.

You can read Valve’s full state­ment below.

The launch of Steam Deck will be delayed by two months. We’re sor­ry about this–we did our best to work around the glob­al sup­ply chain issues, but due to mate­r­i­al short­ages, com­po­nents aren’t reach­ing our man­u­fac­tur­ing facil­i­ties in time for us to meet our ini­tial launch dates.

Based on our updat­ed build esti­mates, Steam Deck will start ship­ping Feb­ru­ary 2022. This will be the new start date of the reser­va­tion queue—you will keep your place in line but dates will shift back accord­ing­ly. Reser­va­tion date esti­mates will be updat­ed short­ly after this announcement.

Again, we’re sor­ry we won’t be able to make our orig­i­nal ship date. We’ll con­tin­ue work­ing to improve reser­va­tion dates based on the new time­line, and will keep you updat­ed as we go.

I am a Platinum lover and an ex- Cod-aholic. I've been playing games since I was 5 years old and I refuse to quit, despite my mother's attempts to get me to. God of War and its successors are my all time favorite games.

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