The launch of Valve Steam Deck surprised many. Now the developer keeps moving to bring more dev-kits or development kits. A way to make life easier for content developers for this device and indirectly make the platform more attractive to users.
In the Steam account the message could be read: «¡All packed and ready for developers! This is one of the limited batches of Steam Deck Dev Kits releasing today for partners to try out their games. These engineering verification test builds allow us to connect developers with units that are functionally identical to the ones that will be shipped to you.«
And the message continued: «Since we are still in the final stages of development, the program dev-kit gives us the opportunity to guide game developers through the process of getting your games on the Steam Deck while also continuing to collect your feedback as we prepare for the official launch at the end of the year.«
There are already some developers who have theirs, and they will be able to start testing the video games they develop on an identical device to the one that the rest of the users who will be able to buy. they will run such video games. This ensures that everything works as it should, and fixes any bugs or gameplay problems before the launch of the title on Steam.
Great news for everyone, and that will allow this Linux-based portable console to be interesting and don't end up as Steam Machine, which if you remember, ended up failing against Xbox or PlayStation, among other consoles that overshadowed. In addition, the kits to assemble this "moldable" console were not cheap in many cases, which did not contribute to its non-success and everything that would happen later ...