Xbox Games Studios talk up more of their games on Steam Deck

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Still a little weird to see but Xbox Games Studios have talked about more of their games running on Steam Deck, a system powered by Linux. Not the first time they've done this and likely won't be the last, heck they even showed how to get Xbox Cloud Gaming running.

Deck Verified

  • Fable Anniversary
  • Halo Wars: Definitive Edition
  • Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition
  • Killer Instinct
  • Kalimba
  • Halo: Spartan Strike
  • RUSH: A Disney - PIXAR Adventure

Deck Playable

  • Minecraft Dungeons
  • Gears Tactics
  • Deadlight
  • Halo: Spartan Assault

Here's a video of how Minecraft Dungeons runs on Steam Deck:

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An important note: while Valve has given Minecraft Dungeons a Playable rating, there's an issue where it can freeze when you complete a mission and get to open a chest. Luckily, reloading still gives you the chest. I've seen this on a Linux Desktop and on Steam Deck. Seems this bug was reported previously.

While no doubt some other reporters will claim Microsoft has suddenly made them compatible or available, let's keep things grounded. Microsoft and Xbox Game Studios here actually did, well, not much really (apart from set some default settings perhaps). All of this is thanks to Valve's work and funding for the Proton compatibility layer to run Windows games on Linux. Regardless, it's fun to see XGS talk about the Steam Deck in a positive way.

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Raaben 7 Apr
I'll never trust Microsoft and their motives, especially recently with all the studio gobbling they started, but I can't argue for now at least this is a good thing.
einherjar 7 Apr
Feels like a vegan magazine that is supporting steak houses.
Guppy 7 Apr
Maybe I'm missing something - but I dont see any kind of marking on those titles store page that they work with proton or are deck verified?

Had hoped by now that there would some sort of indication of games that work well with proton :| ( other than having to visit protondb I mean )
akselmo 7 Apr
I'd love to play Halo MCC again... Hopefully they'll add the EAC support there, but I'm not holding my breath.
Liam Dawe 7 Apr
Quoting: GuppyMaybe I'm missing something - but I dont see any kind of marking on those titles store page that they work with proton or are deck verified?

Had hoped by now that there would some sort of indication of games that work well with proton :| ( other than having to visit protondb I mean )
On the right hand side, under the languages list.
Simon 7 Apr
[google trad]
Hello, have you managed to launch Minecraft: Dungeons from the mojang launcher? (launcher.mojang.com/download/MinecraftInstaller.msi). I can't do it

[fr]
Bonjour, vous avez réussi a lancer Minecraft: Dungeons depuis le launcher de mojang ? (launcher.mojang.com/download/MinecraftInstaller.msi). je n'y arrive pas
Liam Dawe 7 Apr
Quoting: Simon[google trad]
Hello, have you managed to launch Minecraft: Dungeons from the mojang launcher? (launcher.mojang.com/download/MinecraftInstaller.msi). I can't do it

[fr]
Bonjour, vous avez réussi a lancer Minecraft: Dungeons depuis le launcher de mojang ? (launcher.mojang.com/download/MinecraftInstaller.msi). je n'y arrive pas
Not tried it, I have it on Steam.
Guppy 7 Apr
Quoting: Simon[google trad]
Hello, have you managed to launch Minecraft: Dungeons from the mojang launcher? (launcher.mojang.com/download/MinecraftInstaller.msi). I can't do it

[fr]
Bonjour, vous avez réussi a lancer Minecraft: Dungeons depuis le launcher de mojang ? (launcher.mojang.com/download/MinecraftInstaller.msi). je n'y arrive pas

It doesn't work from there which sadly means you need to buy it again on steam
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Nice timing, I am actually playing through the Halo Wars campaign right now, really works like a charm, zero issues and my system is also team red, RDNA2. However I'm doing this in a desktop PC, I don't know how anyone is expected to play Halo Wars in a handheld, anyway...?

Quoting: einherjarFeels like a vegan magazine that is supporting steak houses.

At this rate they're more like omnivores, or at least they eat all kind of studios, no vegan no kosher no nothing.
Quinn 7 Apr
A sale is a sale, and as long as Valve keep selling Windows games, Microsoft aren't going to break Proton compatibility (until they do).
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