Last updated: February 20, 2023, 6:51 PM IST
Steam Deck is a popular handheld device for gamers developed by Valve, the company popular for the renowned Counter Strike franchise. And now you can actually install and play games from the PC on the handheld device thanks to a new feature added to the platform.
Steam Deck users now have this tool called ‘Local Network Game transfers’ that allows for this seamless transfer, also without the need for an active internet connection. This feature is quite useful as gamers who also play on PCs and want to transfer the games to the portable gaming device can do so with this tool.
Steam offered this feature via a beta update this week, and we expect Valve to make it a full release in the coming months.
Steam has said that if you ever lose connection while transferring the games from PC to the Steam Deck, the device will automatically connect to the internet to finish downloading the rest of the game.
The company is also quick to mention that the local transfer feature only works if both devices have the beta version of Steam to transfer the files. Steam also explains that the local transfer of games is only possible from PC to Steam Deck.
The other important thing that the local transfer lacks is that you transfer the entire game, not the saved parts of the games you want to move. So yes, there are limitations to how the transfer tool works, but even then it’s nice to see the transition from PC to gaming device happen without needing the internet all the time.
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