Steam Deck Has ‘Tons Of Opportunity’ For Color Options, Says Valve
Valve’s highly anticipated Steam Deck is releasing into 2022 as three separate models, though each is unified by the same sleek solid black with white look. That said, there is some possibility that various color options will be available, though this won’t happen until after the portable PC’s initial launch.
As revealed by PC Gamer, Valve put a lot of thought into determining what colors to make the Steam Deck. According to product designer Greg Coomer, the prospect of several colors came into the mix during various stages of development. “And also genuinely fun exploration around that stuff,” Coomer said in response to co-designer Tucker Spofford, who confirmed that ideas were pretty consistently being thrown around. “And even discussions like ‘well, can we have lots of colors?’ We had all those discussions. We are continuing to have those now.”
As for how this will shape the color options for the Steam Deck in the future, only time will tell. From now up until release, though, just the three initial models are being offered with their standard black with white look, partially due to Valve not wanting to have too many SKUs out there at once. “It’s essentially like a logistics thing,” Coomer explained. “Having a lot of SKUs in the market is just a lot more complicated. There isn’t really a better reason than that for right now.”
The good news is that, should the Steam Deck end up being a hit – and that certainly appears to be the case – Valve will consider alternate color options in the future. “We might do a lot more with that in the future,” Coomer said. “If this gets off the ground the way we hope it does, there’s just tons of opportunity to do that later.”
The Steam Deck is slated to release initially in December 2021, with expected order availability currently going out to Q2 2022.
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