Valve confirms “blocked” Steam Deck installations are just a “technical issue”

If you caught the rumour earlier this week that developers could prevent their games being downloaded on Steam Deck, worry not; turns out it was just an error.

A tweet showed purported evidence that the recently-released Demon Gaze Extra had been specifically configured to prevent downloads to Steam Deck, which understandably worried early adopters of Valve’s new handheld system.

Turns out it’s just a big misunderstanding, something Valve now suggests was “accidental”. It’s also promised to “fix the issue” with any other games that similarly prohibit Steam Deck installations.

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