Valve has announced a delay of two months to its upcoming handheld Steam Deck console into February of 2022.
It appears Valve were not immune to the global issues effecting many this year in their statement. “We’re sorry about this—we did our best to work around the global supply chain issues, but due to material shortages, components aren’t reaching our manufacturing facilities in time for us to meet our initial launch dates.”
“Based on our updated build estimates, Steam Deck will start shipping to customers February 2022. This will be the new start date of the reservation queue—all reservation holders keep their place in line but dates will shift back accordingly. Reservation date estimates will be updated shortly after this announcement.”
The Steam Deck was first announced back in July. Essentially a handheld PC, it will include a seven inch screen and feature a trackpad and even gyro controls. Valve was originally intending to ship in time for Christmas before the Steam Deck delay. It seems, for now, fans will have to wait a little bit longer before they get their hands on the new machine.
— Steam Deck (@OnDeck) November 10, 2021