When Valve’s Steam Deck launched again in February, it might solely certifiably run a (relative) handful of the platform’s 1000s of titles. The actual quantity was 399, however now, only a few weeks later, that determine has roughly tripled.
On February 25, the day of the Steam Deck’s launch, there have been the 399 I simply talked about, plus roughly 300 extra that had been listed as “playable” however nonetheless might need some points. Note that this record included video games that ran effective, however had been designed with a giant monitor and mouse in thoughts, and so possibly weren’t one of the best expertise on a handheld gadget.
Anyone shopping for the Steam Deck in February (or earlier, actually, since to get one you then would have needed to pre-order again in 2021) might need been involved with the dimensions of that record, and the truth that a few of the largest online game collection round weren’t going to be enjoying good with their new handheld.
Now that we’re in early May, issues have already vastly improved. There are quite a lot of locations you possibly can observe the numbers of video games playable on the system, however Boiling Steam have been placing them in chart type, in order that’s what we’re taking a look at in the present day.
As you possibly can see, issues principally shot up throughout March and have slowed down since. But I’m taking a look at this as extra of a “how far issues have come since launch” form of deal, not simply an examination of the final couple of weeks. At time of posting, there are actually 1,289 video games which can be totally verified, and an additional 1,169 which can be playable.
In sensible phrases, let’s apply these figures to my very own Steam Library, since that’s how I took a casual have a look at assist again when the system launched. In February, solely 59 of my 810 Steam video games had been totally verified; now 131 of them are. That’s progress!
Which leads me to: this doesn’t imply video games not on the record don’t work in any respect. It simply means they haven’t been totally examined but, so you possibly can anticipate this quantity to maintain on climbing as extra outcomes are available in. And if you wish to maintain observe of these things, Protondb is one other excellent spot to bookmark.