Valve will replace Big Picture mode with the new Steam Deck UI

The upcoming Steam Deck handheld could influence more than precisely Valve’s hardware fortunes. Harmonizing to a Steam forum post from a Valve employee, the console’s user interface will change Steam’s Big Picture procedure, a front-end for your tournaments that’s compatible with bigger displays, TVs and controllers. A slick brand-new UI will probably be welcomed by those who trust the nearly decade-old Big Picture mode is on its last legs. In fact, the facet hasn’t truly been visually modernized much since its launch.

Valve surprised everyone last week by throw the Steam Deck — a Switch-like hybrid console for PC gaming — out of the blue. Pre-orders were hurriedly opened for the device, which comes in three variants with different storage sizes priced at $399, $529 and $649. The Steam Deck boasts a patronage Linux-based SteamOS. As it’s designed to be ported to TVs, it’s not hard to envision the console’s UI becoming a natural heir to Big Picture Mode.

Shedding light on the Steam Deck’s UI for IGN, Valve decorator Tucker Spofford indicated by the residence screen will let you continue the game you’re playing, receive what your friends are doing, investigate what’s brand-new in the supermarket and your library and get recommendations.

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