The coveted Steam Deck, a mobile computer from Valve, should be what many people think of one Nintendo Switch Pro expected – at least apart from the Switch-exclusive titles. Recently, some journalists and content creators were able to visit Valve at their headquarters and experience the handheld PC up close. The first hands-on videos followed a short time later.

Now Valve has shot a video about the Steam Deck itself, not only promoting the powerful device for on the go, but also bringing the long-forgotten YouTube channel back from the dead. Is the Steam Deck video a snapshot or a permanent revival?

A necromantic promotional video

The video is advertising as it is in the book: The product, here the Steam Deck, is shown and presented in action and with all its qualities. In addition to the various buttons, Valve particularly emphasizes the portability and the simple linkage with its own Steam library.

Some games can also be admired on the handy screen. This time in the spotlight: Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order, Doom Eternal, Ghostrunner, Slay the Spire, Baldurs Gate 3, Prey, Death Stranding and The Ascent. From graphically sophisticated AAA titles to energy-saving indies, everything is included.

At least as exciting as the video itself is the fact that the Steam Deck advertisement is the first sign of life Valves YouTube-Kanal has been acting for eight months. At that point the last video was uploaded, a short trailer for CS: GO – Operation Broken Fang. Before that, Valve was much more active and presented, among other things, a detailed series on various development studios.

Incidentally, the video for the Steam Deck states that the handheld computer would begin shipping in December 2021. That may be true, but those who have not yet pre-ordered should not expect their copy before 2022. It is not for nothing that Valve has extended the delivery period due to the extreme demand.

Those: Valve on YouTube

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