Xbox Game Pass “Works Well” On Steam Deck, Says Phil Spencer
The Steam Deck is shaping up to be one of the most highly anticipated products of the Holiday 2021 season, with Valve near effortlessly filling in the void left by the absence of a true Nintendo Switch Pro. The device has received its share of positive reception since it was announced, and demand for the Steam Deck has pushed release estimates for future batches into 2022. Now, Xbox boss Phil Spencer has weighed in on the portable PC, complimenting it as well as revealing how compatible it is with the Xbox Game Pass.
Phil Spencer took to Twitter to speak a bit about his recent visit to Valve, where he was able to meet with Gabe Newell and members of the Steam Deck design team. “After having mine most of the week I can say it’s a really nice device,” Spencer said. “Games with me on the go, screen size, controls all great. Playing Halo and Age [of Empires] feels good, xCloud works well. Congrats SD team.”
Was @valvesoftware this week talking w/ Scott, Erik, Gabe about Steam Deck. After having mine most of the week I can say it’s a really nice device. Games with me on the go, screen size, controls all great. Playing Halo and Age feels good, xCloud works well. Congrats SD team. pic.twitter.com/q4hWBvkk85
— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) August 13, 2021
Given that the Steam Deck is at its base a portable PC, it makes a good deal of sense to hear that the Xbox Game Pass works just fine on it. It’s just one extra selling point for what already appears to be a stellar device. Here’s hoping those interested in the device will be able to get them at a reasonable time despite the ongoing scalper issues.
The first batch of Steam Deck reservations are slated to ship this December.
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