With more and more steam Decks shipping out, there are questions concerning what games are compatible on the handheld console, and which are not. Expect the Xbox Game Studios Game Titles That Work on Steam Deck.
Well, Valve has already launched a tool that the owners of the steam deck and people who are yet to buy can see which games in their libraries are supported, playable, and unsupported, but we have also seen several game publishers reveal compatibility on their own.
Microsoft is the latest publisher to do that, today listing the Xbox Game Studios games that are verified for steam Deck, Playable on it, and those that are completely unsupported. Games that are not supported would not function at all on steam Deck. While the list of unsupported Xbox game studios games is rather short, which is great, there are some big names on it also. Sorry, “Halo” fans, but it seems you would be required to place your FPS kicks on your regular PC gaming machine.
Steam Deck verified and playable Xbox Game Studios Titles
In a news post to steam, Microsoft first outlined the games that are set to work on the steam Deck. The list of titles is said to include:
- Psychonauts 2
- Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
- The Evil within
- Battletoads and
- Max: The Curse of Brotherhood.
Have it at the back of your mind that Valve defines Steam Deck “verified” titles as games that work “very well on the Deck, right out of the box.”
Other Xbox Games Studios titles that can merely play on the Steam Deck – mean they function but may require some tweaked settings before they work optimally – including “Fallout 4,” “Sea of Thieves,” “Forza Horizon 5,” “Forza Horizon 4,” and “Quantum Break.” So, Currently, a great portion of the Xbox Game Studios titles on steam is at least Playable in the Steam Deck, with a decent portion verified to work very well with no other changes required by the user or at least as close to perfect as possible.
Unsupported Games and More to Come
Unfortunately for Xbox Game Studio, not all the titles are playable on Steam. Microsoft lists four that are flat-out unsupported: “Gears 5,” “Halo: The Master chief collection,” “Halo Infinite,” and “Microsoft Flight simulator X.” have it at the back of your mind that the “Microsoft Flight Simulator X” is quite different from the “Microsoft Flight Simulator” that was launched in the year 2020, which unfortunately does not appear on any part of the list.
Microsoft stated that these titles are not supported on Steam Deck because of their associated anti-cheat software. Interestingly enough, on PC, “Halo: The Master Chief Collection” makes use of Easy anti-cheat – anti-cheat software that is supported officially by the steam Deck.
So, it does not matter if Steam Deck supported Easy Anti-cheat, there’s something about it that’s stopping Microsoft and 343 Industries from building steam Deck compatibility in “Halo: MCC.” Perhaps that is set to change with time.
Also, you would notice that there are a fair few Xbox Game Studios titles that are listed here, including a lot of Bethesda games outside of the “fallout” series. Microsoft says that steam Deck integration is left for the studios making the time to build it, so it might take longer for some of the titles to get verified.