Valve isn’t making its own Steam Pass, but ‘more than happy’ to help bring Game Pass to Steam

Microsoft’s Game Pass is likely one of the most subscribed-to game services in history, with millions of players across Xbox and PC. Well, the main problem with Game Pass on PC is that it requires use of the Xbox app and Microsoft Store, two things that most gamers likely don’t visit often. However, that could change with Gabe Newell’s latest statement, so let’s break down whether or not we could see Game Pass on Steam in the future.

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Steam Deck pre-orders are live! Here’s how to find out which of your games are compatible

With Steam Deck reservations open and delivery slated for later this year right now, you might be wondering what titles will be compatible with the portable gaming system. While we took a look a few weeks ago at the fact that under 100 titles will be “compatible” with the portable computer, we now have easier ways to check what games work and what ones don’t. Keep reading to find out which Steam games you own are compatible, somewhat compatible, and which flat out won’t work.

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Fortnite won’t be playable on Steam Deck, but what does that mean for other games?

Valve’s Steam Deck launches this month and some creators have already gone hands-on with the unit prior to its official release. While we know that Valve wants all Steam games, and even games from third-parties, to run on the Steam Deck, last month we saw that under 100 titles would be fully compatible at launch. However, Fortnite, one of the internet’s biggest games, won’t be available on the Steam Deck at all, and might never run on the portable system. The reason Fortnite won’t be on Steam Deck isn’t due to compatibility, but instead the anti-cheat it uses. What does this mean for the platform? Let’s take a closer look.

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SteamDB currently claims under 100 titles will be ‘compatible’ with Steam Deck at launch

The Steam Deck portable PC gaming system launches next month, and Valve is currently in the process of reviewing essentially every title on Steam for compatibility. A few days ago, some games were being updated with a “Steam Deck Compatibility” score ranging from one to four to determine whether the game is unpayable, barely playable, playable, or verified to work well. Some games like Death Stranding are verified, while others like Subnautica are just listed as “playable.” In all, SteamDB shows under 100 titles with this tag so far, but what does this mean for the Steam Deck?

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Steam Deck offers console-level performance in a portable shell for mobile PC gaming from $399

Today, Valve, the team behind Steam, announced the long-awaited portable gaming “powerhouse,” the Steam Deck. Sporting a 4-core 8-thread AMD Zen 2 processor and an 8-core RDNA 2 GPU, there’s plenty of power to play your favorite games on the go. There’s quite a lot to unpack here, including the fact that all models ship with the same performance spec with prices starting as low as $399. Pre-orders open tomorrow and it’s slated to start shipping by the end of the year. Let’s take a closer look.

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