If you were hoping to get your hands on Valve’s futuristic handheld console in 2021, the company dropped some bad news for you near the end of the year. Valve noted that, thanks to “global supply chain issues” and “material shortages”, the Steam Deck would be delayed into February 2022.
It stands to reason that consumers have had a little anxiety over getting their hardware in time for the new release date, too, then. If the company can delay the launch of the console that close to its initial release date, what’s from stopping Valve doing the same thing again?
Well, rest assured. In a new update over on the Steam blog, Valve has confirmed that it “looks like” the Steam Deck will be on its way to customers from the end of February. There’s a caveat, of course, and that is “global pandemic, supply issues, and shipping issues notwithstanding”.