Steam Deck Xbox Emulation
Image: The Phawx on YouTube

Valve just released its portable gaming PC the Steam Deck last week, and sure enough, owners are already running all sorts of emulators on the system.

One of them happens to be 'xemu' - the free open-source application that emulates original Xbox titles. YouTube channel The Phawx uploaded an entire video showing off classic Xbox games running on the Steam Deck.

You can see all sorts of games on display in the video below. The performance results are certainly hit and miss. Conker: Live & Reloaded, in particular, seems to encounter quite a few issues.

At the moment, this is the only way to get classic Xbox games running on Valve's new hardware, but this could all change in the future.

Last week, Valve's Gabe Newell said he was more than happy to work with Microsoft about bringing PC Game Pass to Steam. Xbox and Steam are also on good terms - with Microsoft gaming head Phil Spencer visiting Valve HQ not long ago. He also got his hands on a Steam Deck.

As interesting as the above showcase is, we must admit - if you're an Xbox fan, official backward compatibility is certainly the best way to enjoy the good majority of Xbox classics - with improved resolutions and frame rates.

Would you be interested in a Steam Deck? How about Game Pass on Steam? Leave a comment down below.