Valve is working with AMD to integrate Windows 11 in its Steam Deck portable console. Prior to this information, the gaming company also announced that its Steam Deck will be supporting dual-booting between SteamOS and Windows 10 – the two major OS in the console industry.
The news of a collaboration between the two tech giants – AMD and Valve broke by one of the developers from Valve namely Greg Coomer during an interview.
According to one of the high authority websites of games – PC Gamer claimed that the main objective of the gaming company is on Windows 10 while running Steam OS on Steam Deck. Therefore, Valve is collaborating with AMD to make sure they are ready to support Microsoft’s next OS, which could be unveiled in the upcoming year or two.
In the interview, Coomer further said that they’ve focused too much on Microsoft’s OS 10 that they aren’t pretty much ready for the next OS from Microsoft i.e. Windows 11.
In terms of compatibility, the new hardware requirements which will be the essential part of upcoming OS, TPM (Trusted Platforms Modules) chips for example have not been included in their current console.
As a result, the company is facing the problem and trying to overcome this issue by doing some extra efforts. In addition to this, the company wanted to make sure that TPM is supported at a BIOS level.
To recall, the designer of the Steam Deck – Coomer made the custom APU slated for use in Valve’s Steam Deck, as per the reports. With that said, Coomer thanked the working of two gaming giants in order to support Windows 11 on its latest portable console.
According to reports, Valve is still getting issues with the anti-cheat games. Therefore, it is working on the issues for running on its handheld console. Also, the company is still in doubt whether the big games, including Apex Legends, Destiny 2, PUBG, Fortnite, and Gears 5 will work with Windows or not. Furthermore, the gaming giant is working with BattlEye to get support for Proton before its launch.