It will be interesting to see the sales pattern of this. How the market will respond. And the long term future of steam and hardware
Started by the-pi-guy, Jul 15, 2021, 04:55 PM
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2.8 million viewsi mean,.. what is the success criteria? i doubt this is a loss lead hardware. games are all from steam anyways as this is just a pc in a funny form factor. is it a success at 5-10 million?
1 million views
Likely over 10,000 posts on Era about the Steam Deck.
And it all seems very positive.
This could actually be fairly successful, unless something comes up
i mean,.. what is the success criteria? i doubt this is a loss lead hardware. games are all from steam anyways as this is just a pc in a funny form factor. is it a success at 5-10 million?It's whether or not it surpasses expectations.
I'm locking in my uninformed hot take.I don't think it'll be an Ouya.
I believe the concept of Steam Deck is more desirable than the final product. It's very similar to Ouya in that sense. People want improvements to their current systems so they are propping up a device that maybe just maybe will push the industry in that direction.
I'm locking in my uninformed hot take.sure, i'll lock in my opinion as well.
This will sell ok and have a dedicated group of fans, but it will be abandoned very quickly. It'll be remembered somewhere between NVidia shield and PS Vita.
I believe the concept of Steam Deck is more desirable than the final product. It's very similar to Ouya in that sense. People want improvements to their current systems so they are propping up a device that maybe just maybe will push the industry in that direction. Regardless of what Switch 2 ends up being, I think it'll quickly kill most Steam Deck interest.
For pc players that genuinely don't care about Nintendo, I think it'll have a tough job convincing enough of them to jump aboard. Dedicated PC players who build expensive desktops may enjoy Steam Deck as a bonus but the lower spec hardware could get in the way. I personally would rather wait to get home and play most of my steam games at max settings on my computer.
The price and form factor however could be a dark horse. With smartphones and tablets being so versatile, there are millions of people who do not own PCs. Steam Deck could be an incredible way to onboard new people into the Steam ecosystem that have previously only gamed on consoles. A PS4/5 only gamer could buy a Steam Deck and get a serious amount of millage out of it. If Steam Deck ends up being successful, I'm almost sure it will be primarily because it's a super accessible pc with lots of publicity.
this is basically ps4 performance or perhaps a bit worse.It's basically PS4 performance at worst.
It's basically PS4 performance at worst.i dunno man,.. if you watch this video you'll see a fair amount of gameplay.
CPU is much better.
GPU is lower in raw numbers, but it's a much newer architecture. And it's targeting a lower resolution.
RAM/IO are better.
Barring a likely CPU limitation any XSX games that runs at 4K, should run on this at the same settings.
i dunno man,.. if you watch this video you'll see a fair amount of gameplay.Lol.
..you're not going to convivence me that those bits of gameplay are better than ps4. it's very samey to noticeably worse. better framerates probably but less detailed graphics.
I think that solves the problem with why I hate gyro. being able to recenter without making the screen go crazy is great.I'm not sure how that method would feel in practice.
I'm not sure how that method would feel in practice.i mean, i'm not saying i'm suddenly a fan of gyro. just that currently i had gyro for the reason they said they were combating.
Uncharted Golden Abyss was one of the first games with gryo aiming and it nailed it imo. Gryo only works when aiming down the sights. Wow! Feels super natural and recentering happens without you thinking about it. I loved the sniper rifle in that game.