Steam Deck is a powerful handheld gaming PC that delivers the Steam games and features you love.
Can you have multiple Steam accounts on one Steam Deck?Yes, and each account on a Steam Deck will keep its own local save data and settings.
Can I run non-Steam games through Proton on Steam Deck?Yes, you can run non-Steam games through Proton.
Will Steam on Steam Deck have an ‘Add a Game’ feature like Steam on desktop?Yes, we'll support adding games like we do for the desktop Steam client.
Will the UI on Steam Deck replace Big Picture?That is what we’re aiming for, though the rollout will happen in stages.
Will improvements to Proton for Steam Deck (like anti-cheat support) also apply to Proton on desktop?Yes, these improvements will make it to all systems using Proton.
How will SteamOS and Steam Deck handle offline mode when it comes to launching games?Just like a PC, you'll need to be online to download games and play online multiplayer games. Once a game is installed on disk, you can play while Steam Deck is offline unless the game requires an internet connection.
What can you tell us about the BIOS and does it allow dual-boot?Multi-boot is supported - you can have multiple OSes installed and choose which one to boot into. Users will have access to the BIOS menu.
Can you boot an OS off the SD card?Yes, Steam Deck supports boot from microSD.
Can Steam Deck be used as a PC controller? Yes, you can connect your Steam Deck to a PC via Remote Play and use it as a controller.
Will Steam Deck work with PC VR headsets?While technically a PC VR headset can be connected, the Steam Deck is not optimized for PC VR experiences.
Does docking the Deck improve performance?No, docking is more akin to plugging a USB-C hub into a PC. Steam Deck runs at full performance in portable mode.