The open nature of Valve's Steam Deck handheld is turning the hardware into something more than Steam-on-the-go. Users are starting to emulate various other systems on the device, including the original Xbox, although it's safe to say the experience could be improved.

One such user is YouTuber MVG, who has taken a look at OG Xbox emulation on Valve's new handheld via xemu. While titles like Halo and Timesplitters run pretty well, it's safe to say that not everything works quite that efficiently.

Various other games — including Outrun 2 and Conker: Live & Reloaded — run pretty poorly truth be told, even at their original resolution targets. It got us thinking that Xbox really should go for that handheld console we've always wanted.

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The company has proved just how well it can emulate older systems on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, including the OG Xbox. What's shown here on Steam Deck has given us a taste of handheld Xbox gaming; one that we'd really like to see in an official capacity, still, even in 2022.

Of course, plenty will look at Xbox Cloud Gaming as an alternative but it's just not the same, at least not yet. MVG shows how controller mapping and vibration work pretty well from Xbox emulation to Steam Deck, and for now, we feel that a dedicated Xbox handheld would still be an awesome device to behold.

But what do you think? Should Xbox still attempt a handheld in 2022? Let us know your thoughts!