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The Witcher 3 got bumped up from Playable to Verified for the Steam Deck around the initial Deck release, and developer CD Projekt RED has released a statement on it now.

A game that was supposed to gain official SteamOS support back when the original Steam Machines released, with Valve showing a huge splash image on the Steam homepage to announce it coming. It was quickly removed, which Valve and CDPR stayed silent on afterwards. How things change huh?

In the announcement the developer said they're "working closely with Valve on the compatibility and performance aspects of our games on the Steam Deck. The goal is to provide the best possible Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077 experience on this platform, while keeping in mind its unique hardware characteristics" and they also said not to expect any updates for their "legacy" titles like the original Witcher game.

Here's a video of it running on Steam Deck:

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Nice to know more developers are paying attention now. Let's hope this continues for a very long time.

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kellerkindt 14 Mar
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Well, seems like I'll be giving it another playthrough... if I had my Steam Deck already

if I had one meme


Last edited by kellerkindt on 14 March 2022 at 1:05 pm UTC
Corben 14 Mar
Finally :D

link

Just took 8 years
Wow, the comments on that announcement seem to be 90% Russians yelling about nazis and calling CDPR "traitors" and stuff.
soulsource 14 Mar
I still wonder if they had any native Linux builds during development...
soulsource 14 Mar
Quoting: rustybroomhandleWow, the comments on that announcement seem to be 90% Russians yelling about nazis and calling CDPR "traitors" and stuff.

It's saddening what propaganda can do to people.
Ehvis 14 Mar
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Quoting: soulsourceI still wonder if they had any native Linux builds during development...

Doubt it. My bet is that they were expecting VP to do it with eon. Until they realised that this wasn't exactly a viable solution.
melkemind 14 Mar
Quoting: soulsource
Quoting: rustybroomhandleWow, the comments on that announcement seem to be 90% Russians yelling about nazis and calling CDPR "traitors" and stuff.

It's saddening what propaganda can do to people.

People believe a lot of the propaganda because it confirms a lot of what they already believed. That's why it's so effective. After all, a lot of the people who make the propaganda are just regular people too, not cunning masterminds who brainwash the masses. It's something that has persisted in my country (America) for decades.
kokoko3k 14 Mar
Last time i tried, to have a readable text on screen far from you (couch in the living room, anybody?), you needed a mod.
If this is not changed, i really hope it is on the #1 position on the list of the things to do.
pb 14 Mar
Quoting: CorbenFinally :D

link

Just took 8 years

Yeah, I dodged a major bullet on this one. Amid all the excitement with Steam Machines I had almost preordered The Witcher 3, and from gog.com no less, but somehow managed to hold off. As a reward, I got to buy the deluxe edition at -75% and soon(ish) I'll finally play it on Steam Deck.
slaapliedje 14 Mar
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I still need to figure out how to beat five over powered bastards in the second game to progress and beat that!
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