The CEO of Valve Gabe Newell is reportedly hand-delivering Steam Decks in the Seattle area, where the company is situated. Newell was reportedly accompanied by a camera crew, implying that the deliveries were part of a promotional gimmick for the Steam Deck’s launch.
GabeN signed the recently delivered Deck’s carrying case. The console was delivered to someone who resided near Valve’s headquarters in Bellevue, Washington. Preordered Reddit users alleged that Newell showed up at their door with a signed Steam Deck and was even giving them away for free. User bitfiddler0 shared a photo of the case, which included Newell’s signature, as well as the Steam Deck itself, stating that it was free and had the highest specs.
On February 27th, the gamer received a “spammy-looking email” informing them that a shipment for the Deck had come a few days early. Additionally, their order might be delivered the next day if someone was home to receive it. The gift arrived the next day, and the gamer’s wife came to greet the delivery guy, who appeared to be accompanied by a TV team.
Although it was only released a few days ago, the Steam Deck has already exceeded Valve’s expectations. The business is already planning a follow-up or an enhanced model. The reviews are in, and the general impression is that the device is a force to be reckoned with, rather than merely a Switch-like game system, according to Gamerant.
Steam Deck consoles launched last week
Gabe Newell, the head of Valve, is reportedly going door-to-door physically delivering Steam Deck consoles to gamers, even if they haven’t ordered the new handheld. After being delayed from its original arrival in 2021, Valve’s portable answer to the Nintendo Switch eventually launched late last week, and feedbacks for the Steam Deck have been mostly positive. The console has the ability to play high-quality PC games like the Elden Ring and The Witcher 3 on the go.
In addition to praising the Steam Deck’s portability, Newell has revealed a number of intriguing details about his company’s plans for its new handheld system. That includes how the Steam Deck will support existing subscription services like Xbox Game Pass rather than creating its own, and how a Steam Deck 2 may already be in the works.
The long-awaited Elden Ring was released to near-universal acclaim, Steam Deck began mailing out units. While not every Steam game is fully compatible with the Steam Deck as of yet, the system has been praised as a viable alternative to the similarly portable Nintendo Switch, with some even claiming that it can run PlayStation 4 games like God of War on par with the home console. However, given the high demand for the Steam Deck since Valve introduced it last summer, some consumers may still have to wait a long time to try it out, as per Screenrant.