To everyone who was looking forward to the Steam Deck next month. Sorry, but you will have to wait until February now. As announced by Valve via a Steam news post.
Reasoning Behind the Steam Deck Delay
The creators of the legendary Half-Life, Portal, and Left 4 Dead franchises, Valve, had to break the news today that they will be pushing back the release date of the highly coveted Steam Deck. The news post gave appropriate and understandable reasoning behind the delay.
“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. This will be the new start date of the reservation queue—all reservation holders keep their place in line but dates will shift back accordingly. Reservation date estimates will be updated shortly after this announcement.”
The global chip shortages are affecting just about everything right now. The newly released Xbox Series Consoles, PlayStation 5’s, and cars believe it or not. But while this is a bummer, it is only a few short months. The transparency of the situation, like all recent delays, should always be appreciated.