The good news for those who aren’t necessarily early adopters is that Valve has already started thinking about the Steam Deck 2. This is according to an interview with Edge (via GamesRadar) where Valve’s co-founder, Gabe Newell, revealed some plans for what the company would do with the second-gen model.
According to Newell, it seems that a more powerful and potentially more expensive model could be something they’re considering. “That’s an example of us being a little surprised by what our customers are telling us. They’re basically saying, ‘We would like an even more expensive version of this,’ in terms of horsepower capabilities or whatever. You know, that’s why we always love to get something out there and ship it. Because we learn a lot from that, and it helps frame our thinking for Deck 2.”
He also revealed that the company is thinking of making it more than just a console for your PC games, and taking the device beyond what you might get from a desktop or laptop. He also mentions the possibility of it being used for VR. Of course, it’s probably too early to tell what the Steam Deck 2 could bring to the table, but it’s promising that Valve is already thinking about it.