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    Valve is making a handheld video game, which has been compared to the Switch

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    A Valve is creating a PC gaming laptop that has been compared to Nintendo Switch .

    According to Ars Technica , the hardware will run a large selection of games on Steam by Linux and could be launched later this year, depending on the supply chain situation.

    As reported on Tuesday, references to a potential device “steam pal” in Valve’s latest Steam update led to speculation that the company could be planning to release console-like hardware .

    The last beta client of Steam refers to "steam pal"and "SteamPal Games” in relation to a previously discovered codename, “Neptune".

    Multiple sources told the Ars Technica that SteamPal, or whatever the device ends up being called if it ever hits the market, is a all-in-one pc with gamepad and touchscreen controls.

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    The hardware, which is in the prototype stage, will include the option to “dock” to larger displays via a USB Type-C port, but not includes detachable controls like Switch.

    A prototype is said to have standard gamepad buttons and triggers, a pair of joysticks, and a thumb-sized touchpad.

    Ars Technica states that SteamPal must include a system on a chip from either Intel or AMD.

    Valve's CEO, Gabe Newell, may have referred to the device earlier this month when suggested plans to bring Steam games to console .

    Newell, who has lived and worked in New Zealand since early 2020, suggested the possibility during a visit to Sancta Maria College, where he was a guest speaker for digital studies students.

    Asked if the Steam would be appearing on consoles in the future, Newell replied, "You'll have a better idea of ​​it by the end of this year... and it won't be the response you expect."

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