Starfield Steam Deck

Potential Starfield Steam Deck players are hopeful the upcoming Bethesda RPG is a perfect fit for the popular SteamOS hardware.

Ahead of the release, many owners of Valve’s portable gaming hardware are hopeful that a verified Starfield Steam Deck release is on the cards. We’ve checked out all the details we have ahead of the launch to answer your Steam Deck questions so you can start planning how you’re going to play.

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Is Starfield Steam Deck verified?

Ahead of the Starfield release date, we don’t know whether you can expect Starfield Steam Deck verification right out of the gates. However, considering what we now know about the Starfield system requirements, it’s unlikely to see official Starfield Steam Deck verification due to the CPU power necessary to run the game at the level necessary for the verified status.

For the moment at least, Bethesda is not yet ready to discuss a Starfield Steam Deck version, as Todd Howard replied during a recent interview. But they will discuss it “later down the road.”

Unsurprisingly, the question regarding Starfield Steam Deck verification is a popular one on the Starfield Reddit forums. While there’s a lot of optimism surrounding the possibility, some have pointed out that neither Steam versions of Fallout 4 nor Skyrim: Anniversary Edition are Steam Deck verified, causing some concern for potential handheld players. It’s possible we won’t know about Starfield Steam deck verification until after the launch, but as soon as we do, we’ll be back to update this page.

Is Starfield Steam deck compatible?

Of course, a game doesn’t need to be Steam Deck verified to run on the hardware. While it’s hard to predict Starfield Steam Deck compatibility, many assume that you may need to sacrifice some quality or frame rate to be able to play Starfield on the Steam Deck, especially with Starfield requiring some pretty hardcore hardware. We’re keeping an eye out for an update on the Starfield Steam page but you can also check the official Starfield system requirements to learn more.

If you’re planning on picking up Bethesda’s space-faring adventure on Valve’s device, it may well be worth waiting until a little while after the release to see how others fare with Starfield Steam Deck compatibility. The Bethesda community has a long history of modding the studios’ games, so it’s also a possibility that a friendly modder makes some adjustments to the base game to make Starfield more Steam Deck-friendly. Either way, we’re sure to find out soon enough.

What is the Starfield Steam Deck keyboard?

While we’re still unsure about whether Valve’s handheld device is capable of adequately running Starfield, you can still embrace the hype surrounding the game by checking out the Starfield Steam Deck keyboard. This unofficial Steam Deck mod from Reddit user 64GB – Q4 comes complete with the Starfield color scheme, offering you yet another way to show off your love for Todd Howard’s deep space blockbuster.

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