Valve says a few games being blocked from installing on Steam Deck was just a ‘technical issue’

Valve’s long-stated ambition with the Steam Deck is to make every game on Steam playable on the handheld, but some players were concerned this week when at least one game on Steam seemed to be expressly prohibiting installation on the Deck. A tweet circulated on Tuesday highlighted that JRPG Demon Gaze Extra was “configured to block” the Steam Deck, even though users confirmed that they could copy the game’s files over and play just fine. Was this a sign that some developers would be deliberately preventing their games from being played on the handheld?

Nope—it’s just an error. In an email to PC Gamer, Valve confirmed the case in question was a Steam backend issue, not an intentional configuration.

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