Steam users who wanted to take their games on the go this holiday season will be disappointed, as the Steam Deck has been delayed by two months. With this new development, Valve has issued an apology to those who were looking forward to the handheld gaming device.
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In a statement released on their official website, Steam cited material shortage as the reason for the delay and why they couldn’t make the target release window.
The launch of Steam Deck will be delayed by two months. We’re sorry about this—we did our best to work around the global supply chain issues, but due to material shortages, components aren’t reaching our manufacturing facilities in time for us to meet our initial launch dates.
Based on our updated build estimates, Steam Deck will start shipping to customers February 2022. This will be the new start date of the reservation queue—all reservation holders keep their place in line but dates will shift back accordingly. Reservation date estimates will be updated shortly after this announcement.
With the release window now moved up to the first quarter of next year, gamers better get their Steam Deck pre-orders on the ready if they haven’t done it yet. You can check out how the interface of the console for dev kits looks like here.