Valve showcases the Steam Deck's finalised packaging and carry case
This is what Valve will be shipping to buyers next year
Published: 3rd December 2021 | Source: Steam Community |
Valve's Steam Deck is almost in its finalised state
Valve's Steam Deck has the potential to be a revolutionary device, deliver a powerful handheld gaming experience to the PC gaming masses that has the potential to create an entirely new product category within the PC gaming market.
With a powerful Zen 2 processor, a capable RDNA 2 powered integrated graphics chip, and high bandwidth LPDDR5 memory, the Steam Deck has the makings of a powerful handheld gaming system. This system will deliver performance levels that Nintendo's Switch cannot hope to match, while still retaining a baseline price of £349.
Valve has now showcased the finalised packaging of their Steam Deck system, alongside their Steam Deck carry case and a DV series Steam Deck development kit.
Valve isn't planning to overwhelm their buyers with their Steam Deck's packaging. The system will ship in a simple, cardboard box, which will contain a region specific power supply and a Steam Deck within its included carry case.
Unlike most portable gaming systems, Valve's shipping their Steam Deck handheld with a portable carry case. Note that the pictures below showcase the carry case that will be supplied with 64 GB and 256 GB Steam Deck models, as the 512 GB model will ship with a unique carry case design.
Valve's Steam Deck console will start to ship to consumers next February. Those who order the system today should receive their handheld gaming PCs sometime in Q2 2022.
Valve's Steam Deck design will soon be entering production
Valve's Steam Deck system design has now entered its DV phase (Design Validation) phase. This is the final stage of development before production.
This design includes improvements over the Steam Deck's EV2 existing prototypes. Valve's DV design should be what enters production, assuming that no flaws are found with their latest design iteration.
With their Steam Deck design mostly finalised, Valve is now able to test and finalise their packaging design. That is why Valve is now able to showcase their Steam Deck packaging.
Valve plans to start shipping their new DV dev kits to game developers soon, allowing more developers to optimise their software for the system.