Valve launched the Steam Deck last year as a Linux-based laptop that lets you play tons of games on the go. Although the company has confirmed from time to time that Steam Deck is a multi-generational product, it has also been careful to note that an upgrade isn’t coming anytime soon.
In the latest development, says Valve’s Pierre-Loup Griffais the border That a faster Steam handheld won’t arrive for the next two years. The gaming company doesn’t want to sacrifice power efficiency and battery life for stronger performance.
Here’s what Griffiths told the outlet:
It’s important to us that Deck offers a fixed performance target for developers, and that the message to customers is simple, where every Deck can play the same games. As such, changing the level of performance is not something we take lightly, and we only want to do so when there is a significant enough increase.
We also don’t want more performance to come at a significant cost to power efficiency and battery life. I don’t foresee such a leap being possible in the next couple of years, but we’re still keeping a close eye on innovations in architectures and manufacturing processes to see where things go there.
While the performance of future Steam decks may remain the same, Valve does previously approved He wants to improve the display and battery life.
The battery of the original model can give you an average of 2-8 hours of gameplay on a single charge depending on how you adjust your settings or use your console. As for the display, the Steam Deck brings a 7-inch, 60 Hz, 1280 x 800 IPS LCD with a brightness of 400 nits.
It may be 2025, even 2026 before Deck 2 arrives, so you’ll have to wait and see what the future could look like for a Steam Deck successor.