Valve has confirmed that the Steam Deck should not suffer from the joystick drift issue that has plagued consoles in recent years.
in an interview with IGN, a group of developers and engineers working for Valve confirmed that the issue of drift has been addressed when building the Steam deck’s hardware.
Joystick drift issues have become more common in recent years, with the Nintendo Switch famously promising free fixes for its JoyCon issues, and Sony’s PlayStation 5 console under fire for using the same flawed hardware. is.
With that in mind, Valve has focused on the reliability of its new handheld console, which is set for release in December this year. In the interview, the team said that they believe customers will be “super happy” with the performance of Steam Deck.
“We’ve done a ton of testing on reliability, on all fronts really — and on all inputs and various environmental factors and all that sort of thing,” explained hardware engineer Yazan Aldehyat.
“I think we think it will perform really well. And I think people will be very happy with it. I think it would be a good buy. I mean, definitely every part at some point or the other.” But we think people will be very satisfied and happy with it.”
With recent news that some of Steam’s most popular games can’t play on Steam decks due to anti-cheat software, Valve may have more problems to iron out before the console’s release.
However, Steam Deck is already proving to be a popular option, with scalpers already charging nearly double for reservations on eBay. Preorders for the console went live on Friday at 6 p.m. BST, but demand for Steam decks for Steam’s servers quickly proved too high, which came crashing down.
In a recent interview, Valve president Gabe Newell stated that the company has been “too aggressive” in terms of pricing Steam Deck, citing price performance as “one of the key factors in the mobile space”. is required.