Valve is checking games against a new ratings system ahead of the launch of Steam Deck to help players identify which games are fully compatible.
We’re coming up fast on the release of Steam Deck. Now Valve, Steam’s parent company, is reviewing its entire catalogue to check each game’s compatibility against a new ratings system.
As reported by Eurogamer, each game will be tested against four categories. These include: Input, Seamlessness, Display, and System Support. Games which work well will be ‘verified’ with a green tick.
Green ticked games will meet a certain set of minimum standards, including: resolution (1280×800 or 1280×720); legible text; full controller support; use appropriate input icons; and automatic use of the on-screen keyboard. You can see the full breakdown in the video here:
If you buy a ‘Playable’ game (with a yellow icon), you will need to make some adjustments to adapt it to the Steam Deck. Games labelled as ‘Unsupported’ do not currently work on the Steam Deck. Untested games have yet to be checked.
This review is going to be incredibly helpful for Steam deck owners – allowing you to easily pick out which games are going to work well and which to avoid (for now). It will also incentivise developers to tweak their games so they will work for the Steam Deck.
Steam Deck should be shipping to the UK, USA and EU in December – in time for the festive season. It’ll be rolling out to more areas after that.
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