Steam Deck's UI Will Replace Big Picture Mode Soon

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The Steam Deck fascinated fans last week, promising players the ability to play their Steam catalogue portably.

But what particularly caught the interest of viewers last week, was the new interface the Steam Deck seems to be using. Well, it seems that this new transformation may make its way to Steam permanently.


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Steam Deck's UI Will Replace Big Picture Mode Soon

Launched in 2012, it seems as though Steam's navigation tool in the Big Picture mode will be replaced.

A moderator on Steam's forums confirmed that the user interface accessible on the forthcoming Steam Deck will replace the primitive feature throughout Steam entirely:

Yes, we are replacing Big Picture with the new UI from Deck. We don't have an ETA to share yet though.

The Big Picture mode has not been updated since 2015, so the impending replacement has been long overdue.


The Steam Deck will also renovate how thumbsticks are used, as the portable system is said to have been designed to withstand joystick drift.

Even though the Steam Deck is due to release this December, it seems as though the console is currently unable to play some of the most popular games like PUBG and Apex Legends.