We've heard how Valve's recently announced Steam Deck can be used as a handheld Xbox and now head of Microsoft's gaming division, Phil Spencer, appears to have got his hands on one.
In his latest post on social media, Spencer revealed how he actually visited Valve's HQ earlier this week to talk to Gabe Newell and the team about the new handheld system. He's had his own model for most of the week now and shared his impressions on social media.
As noted, he's been enjoying Halo (we're not entirely sure which one), Age of Empires (presumably AoE IV, out on PC this October) and xCloud, too. Spencer previously mentioned how excited he was to play games on the go when Valve initially revealed the Steam Deck.
It seems Valve and Xbox continue to maintain great relations - with Valve's co-founder even mentioning last year how he prefers the Xbox Series X|S over PlayStation 5. The Steam Deck will release to the public later this year in select regions.
Would you be interested in playing Xbox games on the Steam Deck? Tell us down below.
Phil please put game pass integration into steam os.
@SplooshDmg wanting one is a perfectly good excuse to buying one my friend
@SplooshDmg i told my wife i want one her exact remark was "can i not step away from halo long enough to take a *****"....meaning i dont leave the house so i have no need for a portable system like that lol....
I love how this is essentially an Xbox Portable and then some.
Ugh, I'll probably end up getting one but I know it will get next to zero intended usage, e.g. gaming on the go. I don't have time nor do I want to play games when I am outside. However... I do love new shiny gadgets. 😂
I don’t buy the argument you need to leave the house for a portable, I play my switch while my wife watches something else on the main tv. I play my switch when lying in bed, it’s great to have a portable even at home!
I see you’re fanning the flames of the fanboy console wars here, Pure Xbox.
Hopefully Phil is teaching Him how to count to three.
Oh man this is looking better and better all the time. Kind of want to hold out for a v2 of steam deck which, I imagine, would be slightly smaller & have a better screen. I so want a Gamepass handheld device. My phone can manage but the battery just gets murdered so fast it's not fun
Game Pass for Linux would be amazing.
Got one on order for 2022 Q2, can’t wait, I travel quite a lot but even when I’m home I don’t get as much series S time as I’d like as the kid always hogs the tv/ keeps me busy. Now I can play my steam library and get the most out of game pass on the sly haha.
Can you use the Steam Deck with a tv, like you can with the Switch? I’d seriously consider getting it if you could. There’s plenty of PC games I’d like to play without having to get a proper gaming capable PC. Plus I’d use it to play Xbox games via xCloud while out and about too.
@Wyatt006 oh no… Quarter-Life Series Y sounds like a terrible name for the sequel. I hope they just discuss experiences by “your latest”.
I'm excited..interested?..maybe both. Not sure. Either way, looking forward to its release
I can wait for the steam deck. I'm def wanting one for gaming on the go. I imagine booting up perfect dark, hopefully a new banjo 1 day, and avowed on this thing. Halo infinite on the go!? Wow
Steam Deck sounds great, but not for that kind of money. I might consider one once they drop in price. For now my Razer Kishi paired with my smartphone and xCloud satisfy all my gaming on the go needs.
@AgentGuapo is that the only thing you get from this article?
Oh. I never realized : the MCC is on steam, right ? So... Halo on the go ?
Ok, now I need one of those.
@MaccaMUFC yeah you can, they are making a dock so you can do the same as you would with a switch. Only problem is it’s going to be sold separately, but they have also said you can use any 3rd party ones out there already and I believe they’ve demoed it already in their videos.
If Age of Empires feels good on Steam Deck, there's absolutely no reason why it shouldn't come to Xbox.
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