Steam Deck 2 release date speculation

Valve’s handheld hardware continues to be a hit so it’s natural that you might want to know when the Steam Deck 2 release date could be.

Steam Deck 2 release date - the Steam Deck next to a rather dashing cat

Valve released the Steam Deck on February 25, 2022, and in the year since its release, the console continues to prove popular among PC players. And, to be fair, you do get a lot of power in that portable hardware, but surely Valve wants to capitalise and turn this into a series of products? Well, we’re here to tell you all we know about the potential Steam Deck 2 release date, possible prices, and more.

So as not to be too unfaithful to Nintendo as we love the company and its Switch, allow us to tell you all about the best Resident Evil games, Mario games, Zelda games, FNAF games, and horror games that you can play on the hybrid console.

Anyway, onto more pressing matters, is there a Steam Deck 2 release date?

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Steam Deck 2 release date speculation

In an interview with Rock Paper Shotgun, Valve lead designer Lawrence Lang shed some light on when the next iteration of the Steam Deck may hit the market. Unfortunately for all you PC gamers out there, he says that “a true next-gen Deck with a significant bump in horsepower wouldn’t be for a few years.” With those words, it’s safe to say that the Steam Deck 2 release date is a significant amount of time away.

Steam Deck 2 price speculation

Honestly, it’s hard to give an estimate on a product that’s likely years away from release. However, given what the current prices are, we can make a rough estimate. The current models cost:

  • $359.10 (£349) for the 64GB model before tax
  • $476.10 (£459) for the 256GB model before tax
  •  $584.10 (£569) for the 512GB model before tax

From those price points and what’s bound to be an increase in the quality of technology, it’s likely that you can add an extra $100 to each of those models, assuming Valve sticks to this approach. Of course, we’ll update this guide with more concrete Steam Deck 2 price details as soon as we have them.

In the meantime, check out our picks for the best horror games on Nintendo Switch and mobile for some spooky treats.