A long-term mode of the Steam Launcher will soon be adopted. Together with the Steam Deck, Valve is about to make big changes.

A Steam feature has to go

In 2012 Valve introduced the Big-Picture-Modus for their Steam platform and wanted above all to simplify navigation on TV sets and with the controller. For PC gamers who spend most of the time on their computer, however, this did not offer any particular added value.

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Valve now sees it that way too, because the gaming giant wants the unpopular and Abolish the aging mode. That goes out of one Forum-Post of a Valve employee. Valve moderator austinp_Valve wrote:

“We’re going to replace Big Picture Mode with the new Steam Deck user interface.”

So this occurs new operating system, which will be introduced with the Steam Deck, to replace the old mode.

We have summarized all known information about the new PC handheld from Valve for you:

It is not yet clear whether the revised SteamOS will be integrated into the Steam user interface before the handheld is delivered or only afterwards. In the forum austinp_Valve has made it clear that it no exact date yet is certain.

The Steam Big Picture Mode is primarily intended for gamers who have their PC connected to the TV and want to play with the controller on the couch:

Steam’s outdated big picture mode is getting a welcome major overhaul with the new system. It is not yet clear when it will appear. What do you think of the innovation? Did you use the big picture mode a lot? And will you use it when it finally becomes more user-friendly?

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