Back in early March, Microsoft announced 14 games that would be natively supported on the new Steam Deck handheld device, followed by the announcement that Xbox Cloud Gaming would also be playable on there too.
Now, the second batch of native Xbox games (aka, downloadable via Steam) have been announced for the Steam Deck, and there are eleven in all, including the likes of Gears Tactics, Minecraft Dungeons and Ori and the Blind Forest.
Here's the list in full:
- Fable Anniversary
- Gears Tactics
- Halo: Spartan Assault
- Halo: Spartan Strike
- Halo Wars: Definitive Edition
- Killer Instinct
- Minecraft Dungeons
- Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition
- RUSH: A Disney Pixar Adventure
All of these games are either "Verified" or "Playable" on the Steam Deck — here's what that means:
"Our existing standards for titles to get a Verified or a Playable rating are very high. If a game shows controller glyphs 99% of the time but tells you to 'press F' sometimes during gameplay, that's Playable, not Verified. If 99% of a game's functionality is accessible, but accessing one optional in-game minigame crashes, or one tutorial video doesn't render, that's Unsupported."
Ultimately then, this should mean that the 11 aforementioned games work with virtually no issues on the Steam Deck, and Xbox's Aaron Greenberg has suggested that more titles will continue to be added to the growing list over time.
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