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Valve says its Steam Deck gained’t endure from Switch Joy-Con-like drift points

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If you’re like me, you wanted to purchase new Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons on account of drift points. Thankfully, Valve’s Switch Pro, I imply, Steam Deck, reportedly gained’t endure from the identical points.

According to an IGN interview with Valve {hardware} engineer Yaxan Aldehayyat, the Steam Deck is designed particularly to keep away from this drawback.

“We’ve done a ton of testing on reliability, on all fronts really — and all inputs and different environmental factors and all that kind of stuff, I think we feel that this will perform really well. And I think people will be super happy with it. I think that it’s going to be a great buy. I mean, obviously, every part will fail at some point, but we think people will be very satisfied and happy with this,” mentioned Aldehayyat in the course of the interview.

Additionally, Steam Deck designer John Ikeda defined how Valve purposefully chosen elements that it knew would work reliably as the corporate didn’t wish to threat the gadget affected by points.

Joy-Con stick drift is a technical drawback that the Nintendo Switch’s Joy-Cons generally endure from, ensuing within the controllers registering motion with out the joystick being touched. Though it’s unclear what the trigger is, it’s believed to be associated to mud getting contained in the gamepads or half degradation.

Valve’s Steam Deck is now out there to pre-order through Steam and begins at $499.

Source: IGN

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