Things are looking brighter for Valve’s Steam Deck and its underlying game library.On Friday, the company Announce Games that rely on Epic’s Easy Anti-Cheat (EAC) software can now run on portable devices. Adding Steam Deck support to games that use EAC is “a straightforward process,” Valve said. Developers do not need to update their SDK versions or make other time-consuming changes.With valve added The company said that with its Proton compatibility layer for Linux late last year, “this means that Proton and Steam Deck can now easily support two of the largest anti-cheat services.” In practice, that should mean more of your favorite The game can run on Valve’s handheld. Launching next month.
Of course, it’s one thing for Valve to make it easy for developers to make sure their games work properly on the Steam platform, and quite another to let them do the necessary work to ensure compatibility. By then, when Valve announced support for BattlEye in December, it said all developers had to do was contact the company to enable the software’s title.However, it is unclear whether some of the most popular multiplayer games on Steam use BattlEye and EAC, including games such as Rainbow Six Siege and PUBG, which will take effect on day one of Steam Deck’s launch. Valve is trying to address some of these uncertainties with the recently announced . This week, Valve added , 39 of them should work fine on the device.
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