Steam Deck Blocked from Installing Game. Recently, some Steam Deck owners were worried that it might be possible that some game developers might block their games from being played on the handheld console, well, the valve has confirmed that this is not the case, and the confusion has arisen over what’s actually a ‘technical issue’ and a mistake that has finally been handled.
Steam Deck Blocked from Installing Game
Well, this began on Twitter where it was observed that Demon Gaze Extra, a JRPG, seems to be configured so that it would not be able to get installed right on the steam Deck. But when downloaded on a desktop and the game file transferred across, it worked.
This brought about some possibility that the developers of the game were flagging their titles intentionally and blocking them from being installed on Valve’s device, But Steam Deck maker did not hesitate to make it clear that the case there was different.
Valve Speaks on Issue
In an email sent to PC Gamer, Valve talked about the issue: they stated that before the deck launch, we added a feature that would enable developers to tag certain content/depots as being relevant only to Deck customers.
“This would enable developers to automatically deliver a different default graphics config on the Deck, for example. The feature faced some technical issues with the way it was shipped, and so unfortunately some content was tagged incorrectly as the reverse.
Valve also stated that the relevant features have gotten updated so it is not possible for developers to accidentally flag their games as blocked anymore. And for any other game which is already in the quandary where they cannot get installed due to this glitch, Valve stated that they are working with partners to get the issue fixed.
Valve Works on the Issue
This turned out to be something minor, and nothing much to worry about thankfully. And Valve stated that the affected games would be sorted out by Valve and the respective game dev before long.
Valve certainly seems to be focused when it comes to making quick progress with the steam Deck in terms of responding to issues that pop up, just as we saw with the recent beta release that seems to tackle the fan whine problems that some of the owners have been complaining about.
Game compatibility is actually moving forward with some speed also, as valve recently lets us know that it has brought over 2,000 games into the verified or playable fold – basically those titles that are rated as working well with the steam deck – and the majority of the most popular PC games are in this category, also.