Back in March, we learned that a bunch of Xbox games would be available on the Steam Deck, including titles like Psychonauts 2 and Hellblade: Senna’s Sacrifice. The list also mentioned in particular that the Halo the games would not be available on the Steam Deck due to issues with the anti-cheat software.
However, a new wave of Xbox games were announced as playable on the Steam Deck today, including some titles in the series (but not the mainline titles).
This morning, an announcement from Xbox Game Studios on Steam leaked the latest Xbox games to be made available on the Steam Deck. Games are classified as verified and playable. For those of you who are still not 100% sure what exactly these labels mean, Verified means that every little part of the game works normally on the Steam Deck, as if it were a native game. from the console.
On the other hand, Playable is what it says on the box. The game runs fine on console, but with a few things such as the in-game keyboard command prompt. a game from Verified to Playable.
The Steam Deck Verified titles are as follows:
The Steam Deck Playable titles are as follows:
As mentioned in our article last month, Gears 5, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, and Infinite Halo were listed as “Not supported, due to anti-cheat”. While we hope they manage to work on this to get these games playable (or even verified), it looks like they are trying to make up for these rebuffs with the addition of spin-offs like Halo Wars, Halo: Spartan Strike, and Gear tactics.
Now I know. I to know. We do not yet have access to the Steam Deck in Australia. I know, it annoys me too. We’ll keep our eyes peeled and ears wide open whenever they decide to announce it, but so far there’s no news. In the meantime, we’ll keep you posted on what’s available on the console until the blessed day when they finally decide to drop the console here.