Valve reportedly making handheld Steam PC

Originally published on GamesIndustry.biz by Brendan Sinclair

Ars Technica sources say Switch-like portable will be based on Linux with a possible 2021 launch

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Valve is preparing another foray into the hardware market, according to a new Ars Technica report.

The outlet is citing “multiple sources familiar with the matter” as confirming speculation that the company is preparing a Switch-like handheld PC alternately referred to as “Neptune” or “SteamPal.”

Word of the device started circulating today as SteamDB developer Pavel Djundik noted on Twitter that Valve’s latest update to the Steam client beta included text for “SteamPal” and a “SteamPal Games” list.

“This update also added a ‘quick access menu’

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