I think it's safe to say that Steam Deck is the most highly anticipated piece of gaming hardware since the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X|S. That's why a lot of people were disappointed when the Steam Deck was delayed from its December 2021 release date to February 2022. With the COVID-19 pandemic inducing a worldwide shortage of pretty much anything, it's understandable that there would be some sort of delay. That's why the main Steam Deck question from a lot of people these is this: will there be another delay?
"We do feel like we're on track for that," Valve designer Greg Coomer told PC Gamer. "We're still bummed that we had to move from end of this year to beginning of next. But yeah, all the signs are pointing to us being able to ship in February."
That's excellent news. I personally had my preorder shifted from Q1 2022 to Q2 2022, and I would've been seriously bummed if I had to wait even longer to get my Steam Deck. This makes me even more excited to test out the "surprisingly fast" resume and see all the games in action that are available for the portable console.
"It's a real product launch, so many thousands of people right away are going to receive Decks as soon as we're able to ship them," Coomer continued. "But even talking about thousands would be quite low compared to the volumes we're shooting for in the first few months."
Yes, high volume is good. Given that we're only two months out from the Steam Deck's release, we can only hope that Coomer isn't wrong and that we're all going to receive our Steam Decks without suffering another delay or three. We'll see.
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