Steam Deck Compatibility Website Now Tells Players Which Games Can be Played

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In order to deal with questions regarding which games are going to be compatible with the Steam Deck, Valve has launched a new website that will easily tell players if their favorite game on their library can be taken on the go. This comes after months of Steam players looking over the website and hoping that games they like will be compatible with the Steam Deck, so this new website should answer all of their questions.

Players can now check the Steam Deck Compatibility page (thanks VGC) to see if the game they want will be able to run on the platform. The site will prompt players to log in to their Steam accounts and see if games they’ve purchased will be playable on the handheld. Keep in mind that Valve is still testing more games on the Steam Deck so this process could take a while.

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Steam Deck Compatibility Website Now Tells Players Which Games Can be Played on the Handheld

Games being compatible with Steam Deck will come down to these four components:

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  • Input – “The title should have full controller support, use appropriate controller input icons, and automatically bring up the on-screen keyboard when needed.”
  • Seamlessness – “The title shouldn’t display any compatibility warnings, and if there’s a launcher it should be navigable with a controller.”
  • Display – “The game should support the default resolution of Steam Deck (1280×800 or 1280×720), have good default settings, and text should be legible.”
  • System Support – “If running through Proton, the game and all its middleware should be supported by Proton. This includes anti-cheat support.”

Alongside those, games will have official labels that show how playable some of these titles are:

  • Verified – works perfectly on Steam Deck, players can just download and play
  • Playable – works on Steam Deck but may need some manual adjustment by the user (such as manually selecting a community controller config, using the touchscreen to navigate a launcher)
  • Unsupported – doesn’t work on Steam Deck (all VR games are unsupported, for example)

The Steam Deck launches tomorrow, February 25. Fans will want to tune in to the aforementioned Steam Deck Compatibility page to see if the games they want will be playable.