Steam Deck stars in unboxing and gameplay video as game creators show off their dev kits on social media
Some of the hype surrounding the Steam Deck handheld console may have waned due to the launch date delay, however, those who were eagerly awaiting their device can get a good look at what should be winging its way to them in February thanks to an unboxing and gameplay video. We have already seen the Steam Deck in its packaging, with Valve recently revealing a slightly different case for the 512 GB model. But now this short clip also includes a glimpse at the set-up process followed by a couple of gaming sessions.
The Steam Deck comes in a sturdy-looking case and it is obvious from the outset that the potential Nintendo Switch rival is a substantial piece of kit. The overall look of the handheld computer is quite minimalistic, likely to prevent distraction for the user’s eye during intense gaming and, more prosaically, to keep production costs down. Serin Fate is the first game to be tested here, and it looks more than presentable on the 7-inch 1280x800 LCD. The second game appears to be The Universim, which was released in 2018.
The Steam Deck unboxing and gameplay video actually seems to be made up from clips of dev kits in action that have been shared by creators such as @AKoshelkov and @TheUniversim, while other developers like @going_medieval have also been posting images of the console. In fact, the founder of the indie game company Crytivo (creator of Serin Fate), Alex Koshelkov, has shared an interesting comparison of the Steam Deck with a MacBook Air. He also comments that the size of the console makes it more comfortable to hold than the Nintendo Switch.