According to Valve, “The launch of Steam Deck will be delayed by two months. We’re sorry about this—we did our best to work around the global supply chain issues, but due to material shortages, components aren’t reaching our manufacturing facilities in time for us to meet our initial launch dates. Based on our updated build estimates, Steam Deck will start shipping to customers February 2022.”
The company notes that those who had reserved their place in the queue will also be pushed back accordingly. They will maintain their position in the queue, but the dates will also shift by two months.
For those unfamiliar, the Steam Deck is a handheld gaming device by Valve. It will be capable of playing games from the user’s Steam library, but in handheld format meaning that gamers can essentially bring their PC games with them on the go. The console is priced at $399 which is expensive when you consider other consoles like the Nintendo Switch, but it might still be worth checking out, especially if you’ve accumulated a large library of Steam games over the years.