Everything we hear about Valve’s portable Steam Deck console makes us an increasing number of excited, so right here’s one other wonderful piece of information to assist any potential patrons on the fence make up their minds: Steam Deck is the primary video games console to have full “built-in” support for mods, together with via Steam Workshop.

As each PC gamer is aware of, mods are the most effective factor concerning the PC platform and the explanation it’s a lot free than consoles – whether or not it’s turning Fallout: New Vegas into Star Wars, bringing Red Dead Redemption 2’s Armadillo back to life, or causing an A.I. revolution. Sony, Nintendo, and even Microsoft’s consoles all need to undergo strict regulation, so none may be as free as PC.

However, because the Steam Deck is actually a transportable PC, it has full mod support. IGN spoke with Valve’s Greg Coomer and Pierre-Loup Griffais and requested them about mod support for the console, and Coomer confirmed, “you can really do anything that you would expect a [Linux-based] PC to be able to do… we’ve built this device to support all of that.”

Griffais provides, “the version of Steam that runs on this is the same version of Steam [on PC] just adapted with different UI and control. So all these features, Steam Workshop, and all that built-in support for mods will be there as well.” So if a mod’s on Steam Workshop it’ll be simply as simple to subscribe and play it on Steam Deck as it’s on an everyday PC, and if it’s someplace like ModDB or NexusMods then it ought to simply be a easy matter of putting in it – once more, like on PC.

As Steam Deck is mainly a full PC, Coomer and Griffais additionally add that customers must also be capable to set up and obtain video games from different storefronts – comparable to Epic, Ubisoft Connect, GOG Galaxy, or Origin.

If getting access to the complete Steam library at your fingertips wasn’t sufficient, perhaps getting access to mainly each PC recreation ever made together with full mod support is sufficient to pre-order one of the three Steam Deck units – if scalpers haven’t got there first.

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