Handheld consoles have recently started to become common again. The handheld consoles, which said hello to us again with the release of Nintendo Switch in 2017, years after the PSP, excited the people who love to play games, regardless of place and time. And with the introduction of Valve’s Steam Deck console last year, handheld console fans became happier.
Microsoft announced that they have brought its cloud gaming service Xbox Cloud Gaming to the Steam Deck, which has been on the agenda recently. The company has published a detailed list of instructions on its website and Reddit. The cloud service platform will run through the Linux version of Microsoft Edge.
Microsoft Brings XBox Cloud Gaming to the Steam Deck Console
As it will be remembered, Valve CEO Gabe Newell said in a statement last month that he would be happy to help Microsoft integrate Xbox Game Pass with Steam. Microsoft’s bringing the Xbox Cloud Gaming service to the console with a temporary method may also be an important step towards Newell’s idea.
Steam Deck is slightly different from traditional handheld consoles with its technical features. Because the device, which comes with an X86-based AMD processor and runs a Linux-based operating system called SteamOS, is a game-oriented portable computer rather than a handheld console. In addition, Valve recently announced that they have brought Windows 10 driver support for the next generation mobile game console, Steam Deck. This paved the way for users to install Windows 10 on the console running the SteamOS operating system. It has also been announced that Windows 11 will come, but it will be delayed a little because the fTPM software for the AMD processor is not yet ready.