“It’s a Really Nice Device”- Xbox Head Phil Spencer Impressed With Steam Deck’s Performance

Published 08/14/2021, 12:18 PM EDT


Valve made a rather surprising announcement last month with Steam Deck. It seems like Gabe Newell is gearing up to enter the market of a handheld gaming device in 2021. The release of this phenomenal gaming machine will definitely make things a bit difficult for Nintendo Switch. Now, Xbox Head, Phil Spencer, also got the chance to experience the latest console.

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Valve’ executive clarified they are not trying to compete with Switch, but instead the device is targeting high-end PC users. The device possesses amazing configurations, which can run high-end PC games.

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Xbox head loves Steam Deck

According to a report by VGC, Phil Spencer has been spending time at Valve’s headquarters. The leader of the American gaming giant tried to run prominent Xbox titles on the device. Unsurprisingly, the handheld console impressed him, as the device ran the title at top-notch quality. He stated he spent his time conversing with Gabe Newell and Scott Erik. This news could produce amazing collaborations and the two giants of the gaming industry could collaborate fairly soon.

“Was @valvesoftware this week talking w/ Scott, Erik, Gabe about Steam Deck,” Spencer wrote on Friday. “After having mine most of the week I can say it’s a really nice device. Games with me on the go, screen size, controls are all great. Playing Halo and Age feels good, xCloud works well. Congrats SD team”

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Steam Deck has already garnered fans within the gaming industry ever since it was announced. Epic Games’s CEO was also impressed with the device and praised valve for taking this move. He dubbed it an amazing move that will certainly help evolve the PC’s gaming ecosystem in a brand new market. Valve has also confirmed that it is trying to target an already established market, and it is not trying to compete with anyone else.

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Ayank Chourasia

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Ayank Chourasia is an eSports author at EssentiallySports and has been professionally writing since 2016 and has worked across many fields. He regularly keeps tabs on a wide range of professional esports like Dota 2, Valorant, CS and fighting games. He has been an ardent gamer since his childhood, and became a defender of the ancients in Dota 2 during his college days.

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