Fingers crossed that associated issues are resolved by December.
ProtonDB (via PC Gamer) reports that a number of popular multiplayer titles will be unplayable thanks, in great part, to their anti-cheat systems; a portion of the difficulty seems attributed to Proton, a feature created to run Windows-based games on the SteamDeck’s Linux-based operating system. In short, the SteamDeck will be able to open the games up but users won’t be able to actually compete against others.
A list of titles include:
- Apex Legends
- Black Desert Online
- Dead by Daylight
- Destiny 2
- Fall Guys
- Hunt: Showdown
- PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG)
- Rainbow Six Siege
Valve has said it will try to improve upon Proton, so this may be a non-issue by the time the SteamDeck arrives in December. We’ll keep you informed if anything changes in regards to these popular games.
The SteamDeck is a handheld PC, styled in the same way as Nintendo’s Switch, but capable of playing far more games. It will retail for $399 USD, though Australians aren’t able to register for one as yet.
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