Steam Deck dock station has been delayed indefinitely

Official production by Valve steam deck (opens in new tab) The Docking Station has been delayed indefinitely, the company announced.

On a Steam news post (opens in new tab), Valve said, “Due to parts shortages and COVID shutdowns at our manufacturing facilities, the official Steam Deck docking station is delayed.” No information has been provided on the expected length of the delay, with Valve simply stating that it is “working to improve the situation”.

These issues will not affect the production of the Steam Deck itself, with Valve explaining that both products are made with “different parts” in “different factories”.

The issues surrounding the Steam Deck Docking Station have been ongoing for some time. On a February news (opens in new tab) Discussing the release day details of the Steam Deck itself, Valve gave the Dock Station a vague Spring 2022 release date, adding that the release “won’t happen as soon as we wanted”. A few months later, the Docking Station silently received an upgrade (opens in new tab) from its original spec in April, with Valve changing the port configuration from USB 2.0 to three USB 3.11 Type-A connections. long term is uncertain.

Along with these upgraded ports, the Dock Station also features an HDMI 2.0 port, a USB-C port for connecting to the Deck, a power port, and a Gigabit Ethernet port. It’s a useful looking kit, although we still have no idea how much it will cost or, indeed, when it will be available.

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