This year, Valve released Steam Deck, new proprietary hardware that they have doubts about due to certain of our features.
On the other hand, Deck can finally enter as a developer-publisher who has worked with similar tools before, which means new hardware and new software or an operating system, of which we now have four pictures.
Pavel Djundik, the creator of SteamDB, shared two recordings from the Steam Deck user interface as well as a new operating system called Steam OS 3, which will also replace the current Steam Big Picture mode on desktops. This is also why Djundik could photograph it, as it was not running on Deck but Windows.
So Valve wants to unify its platforms, and at first, look, being more transparent than Big Picture Mode might work better. In any case, it resembles the Steam interface, so don’t expect any significant design surprises!
Steam Deck UI, it's basically the desktop library just reformatted a bit.
There is no way to access the store at the moment. pic.twitter.com/mI2dgAPpck
— Pavel Djundik (@thexpaw) September 15, 2021
If all goes well, the Steam Deck will be available in December of this year, but it won’t be widely available until the first half of 2022. Around the end of the year, Steam OS 3 may also transition to Big Picture Mode. Here, you can learn more about how the gadget will work with Windows 11.