On Thursday, Valve launched a digital “booklet” all concerning the Steam Deck, Steam, and the corporate itself. Valve says it launched the e-book forward of the Steam Deck’s launch in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, however the e-book additionally occurs to reach on the six-month anniversary of when Valve despatched the primary order emails permitting folks to purchase their Steam Deck.

The 52-page ebook is free, and in case you’re in any respect concerned about Valve or the Steam Deck, I’d suggest flipping by it. Not solely are there a number of pages plagued by Steam Deck prototypes, however you’ll additionally be capable to examine Valve’s ambitions for the Steam Deck in its personal phrases.

Maybe probably the most notable half is that Valve is committing to the Steam Deck and SteamOS as a “multi-generational product line.” Valve has known as the Steam Deck a “multi-generational class” previously, however the firm goes even farther with what it prints within the e-book (and since it’s printed in a e-book, it’s undoubtedly that rather more official):

Anyway, this can be a multi-generational product line. Valve will help Steam Deck and SteamOS effectively into the foreseeable future. We are going to study from the Steam neighborhood about new makes use of for our {hardware} that we haven’t considered but, and we’ll construct new variations to be much more open and succesful than the primary model of Steam Deck has been.

After studying that, I’m already eagerly anticipating the Steam Deck 3, although hopefully the third entry of a sure online game sequence arrives earlier than that does.

Valve additionally shared some attention-grabbing numbers about Steam, like that there are greater than 130 million energetic gamers on Steam each month and greater than 30,000 titles on the platform. And as of the publishing of the e-book, Valve says that greater than 4,500 titles have the “Verified” or “Playable” designation for Steam Deck, that means that roughly 15 % of all video games on Steam are already on the very least deemed to be “Playable.”

Since these first order emails went out in February, Valve has been ramping up its transport quantity, and on Wednesday, the corporate even stated that some This autumn reservations have been being bumped as much as Q3. Should you place a reservation immediately, Valve’s web site says you received’t be capable to order your machine till someday in This autumn. However on the fee issues have been enhancing, hopefully it received’t be too lengthy till your order e mail hits your inbox — and when you wait, Valve has a e-book you possibly can learn.

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