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Valve is updating their games for Steam Deck

Posted by: Diablo in News (Other/Misc)     Tags: Valve Steam Deck updating games
Which brave souls will dare play Dota 2 or Counter-Strike with a controller?

In an interview with Valve on Thursday, members of the Steam Deck team told me that everything is on track for the planned February launch. While we mostly talked about the Steam Deck hardware and Valve's work to prepare the Steam Deck for other developers, Valve also shared some plans for its own games. Dota 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and the Half-Life series are all getting updates designed to make them better experiences on the Steam Deck.

Multiple Valve game development teams are involved in the effort, but how the games are being updated for the Steam Deck varies.

"The Dota [team] is doing something pretty innovative, at least within the context of Dota," designer Greg Coomer says. "Just this past week, they shipped a new mode that allows players to play the game well using thumbsticks." The update also included the return of a 4-player co-op mode that seems well-suited to the control scheme.

Designer Lawrence Yang elaborates: "They call it experimental controller support because they're still looking for feedback, but you can play a real game of Dota with the gamepad now."
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