Valve's been back in the news this week. Having announced the previously rumoured Steam Deck last Thursday, we've heard a few things about this new Switch-like handheld. After Valve desbroed the pricing process as "painful" and confirmed Deck's internal SSD as expandable, we also have news about the battery life.
Sitting down with IGN, Valve's Pierre-Loup Griffais answered some questions about the upcoming device and as a handheld, battery life was soon brought up. According to Griffais, even with the handheld's higher specs, this will last anywhere between two to eight hours.
Steam Deck Will Offer "2-8 Hours" Of Battery Life
Specifically Griffais confirmed to the IGN interviewer:
Well, there's a wide variety of experiences there. It's about 2-8 hours, depending on what you're doing. You can play Portal 2 for four hours on this thing. If you limit it to 30 FPS, you're going to be playing for 5-6 hours.
That'd put it not too far off the Nintendo Switch, which comes in between 3-6 hours, roughly speaking. As for the OLED model, that'll go between 4.5-9 hours, though of course, this packs lower specifications than the Steam Deck. As we learn more about Valve's newest console, we'll keep you informed.