Valve has started emailing everyone who preordered the Steam Deck, letting them know that the release date of the on-the-go PC is now delayed.
When Valve’s Steam Deck went up for preorder, there was a suspicion that the device could end up being delayed. Now Valve has confirmed that due to shortages of components required to build the Steam Deck, it is now being delayed by two months.
The launch of Steam Deck will be delayed by two months. We’re sorry about this—we did our best to work around the global supply chain issues, but due to material shortages, components aren’t reaching our manufacturing facilities in time for us to meet our initial launch dates.
Based on our updated build estimates, Steam Deck will start shipping February 2022. This will be the new start date of the reservation queue—you will keep your place in line but dates will shift back accordingly. Reservation date estimates will be updated shortly after this announcement.
Again, we’re sorry we won’t be able to make our original ship date. We’ll continue working to improve reservation dates based on the new timeline, and will keep you updated as we go.
Thankfully, everyone who preordered the Steam Deck will keep their place. To see when what your adjusted ship date is, you can head to this link. Sadly, the component shortage isn’t just affecting Valve. Companies such as PlayStation, Xbox, AMD, Nvidia, the automotive industry are just a few examples of others that are also being affected.
Sure, it stinks that we’ll have to wait a bit longer for the Steam Deck, but at least it is still on its way.
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