The Steam Deck isn’t just the start of Valve’s foray into the hand held gaming PC market, it heralds the top for the platform’s Big Picture mode. Valve worker Austinp_valve confirmed that Steam Deck’s person interface will finally make its approach to desktop by changing Big Picture, however whereas the machine can be obtainable in December, the desktop model of the UI might be a methods off but with out a clear launch date.

Taking cues from the PlayStation three and Xbox 360, Big Picture mode arrived in 2012 as an elective approach to navigate Steam with out the precision of a gaming mouse. Although it nonetheless does the trick when you’re taking part in with a controller, Big Picture has appeared the identical since 2015, so it’s no shock that Valve has one thing recent within the pipeline.

We’ve solely seen snippets of the Steam Deck’s UI to this point, however it already appears to be like extra intuitive and considerably resembles the structure we’re accustomed to on desktop. It’s unlikely to be the one impact the hand held has on its PC counterpart, too, as Valve founder Gabe Newell envisions the machine will yield “long-term benefits” for Steam – no matter meaning.

Our greatest guess is extra frequent updates to sustain with the instances as Valve maintains parity throughout each platforms, and presumably new options.

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