GOG, CD Projekt’s digital storefront, won’t provide official Steam Deck assist. GOG revealed the information in a Twitter announcement earlier as we speak, writing that whereas there will likely be no “official assist,” customers can set up Home windows and take a look at enjoying GOG-bought video games on the Steam Deck that approach.
There is no official GOG assist for SteamDeck. However for the reason that gadget has an open structure, as we perceive, you’ll be able to set up Home windows and as such additionally run GOG video games.
— GOG.COM (@GOGcom) February 21, 2022
This information is not a giant shock, as GOG and Steam are competing digital storefronts. It does not make sense for GOG to supply assist for its largest competitor’s new gadget.
Another choice gamers have for enjoying GOG video games aside from putting in Home windows, is an open-source platform known as Lutris. Lutris can launch video games from GOG, Epic Sport Retailer, and different digital storefronts for Linux platforms. It ought to theoretically work on Steam Deck’s native SteamOS that is constructed off of Linux, if it does not, I am certain some intrepid developer will discover a option to ultimately get it to run on Steam Deck.
It’s attention-grabbing to notice that GOG prospects have clamored for Linux assist for a very long time. If CD Projekt does create a GOG Galaxy shopper for Linux–a undertaking that’s marked as in-progress on the group wishlist page–then that also needs to be one other approach for GOG video games to run on Steam Deck.
Valve will point out the compatibility of particular person Steam video games with the Steam Deck by means of a system known as the Steam Deck Verification Program. There’s additionally a fansite that exhibits you all of the Steam Deck Verified video games to date.
The primary wave of Steam Decks are scheduled to ship on February 28. For extra info, here is every little thing we all know concerning the Steam Deck.