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Steam Deck Release Date: Valve's Handheld Unveiled

By Mazen "Mithrie" Turkmani
Published: January 27, 2022 at 12:44 PM GMT

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Steam Deck will be releasing on 25 Feb 2022 with a order queue system in place, PlayStation have announced their free games for PS Plus in February 2022, and Blizzard Entertainment will be releasing updates for Warcraft, Overwatch and Diablo "soon".

PS Plus February 2022 Free Games

The PlayStation Plus games for February 2022 will be UFC 4, Tiny Tina's Wonderland Assault On Dragon Keep, and the Planet Coaster Console Edition. You'll be able to add them to your account during February 2022. As long as you have an active PlayStation Plus subscription, you'll be able to download them and play them anytime in the future.


This month's PlayStation Plus lineup offers a diverse selection of games across different genres. UFC 4 is the latest installment in the popular fighting game series, allowing players to step into the virtual Octagon and experience the thrill of mixed martial arts. With realistic graphics and fluid gameplay, UFC 4 delivers an immersive and intense fighting experience.


Tiny Tina's Wonderland Assault On Dragon Keep is an expansion for the critically acclaimed action role-playing game Borderlands 2. This DLC takes players on an epic adventure through a fantastical world filled with mythical creatures and challenging quests. As the titular character Tiny Tina, players will unravel the secrets of the Dragon Keep and face off against formidable enemies in their quest for treasure and glory.


Planet Coaster Console Edition brings the beloved theme park simulation game to consoles, allowing players to design and manage their own virtual theme parks. With a wide range of rides, attractions, and customization options, players can create their dream park and watch as visitors enjoy their creations. Whether you're a fan of roller coasters or prefer a more relaxed park experience, Planet Coaster offers something for everyone.


One of the great advantages of being a PlayStation Plus subscriber is the access to a wide variety of free games every month. These games are available for download and will remain accessible as long as you have an active subscription. This means that even if you don't have the time to play a particular game right away, you can still add it to your library and revisit it whenever you want.


PlayStation Plus also offers additional benefits such as exclusive discounts, early access to demos and betas, and online multiplayer capabilities. This subscription service enhances the overall gaming experience for PlayStation users and provides great value for money.

Steam Deck Release Date

The next bit of news for today is the highly anticipated release of the Steam Deck. Steam, the popular digital distribution platform for PC games, has announced that the Steam Deck will be launching on February 25th.


The Steam Deck is a handheld gaming device that aims to bring the PC gaming experience to a portable form factor. It runs on a custom version of SteamOS, which is based on Linux, and is powered by an AMD APU. With its built-in controls and a touch screen, the Steam Deck offers a versatile gaming experience for players on the go.


In a recent update on their official website, Steam outlined the release details for the Steam Deck. The first batch of order emails will be sent to reservation holders on February 25th, giving them a three-day window to make their purchase. After that, the reservation will be released to the next person in the queue.


The actual shipment of the first units will begin on February 28th, with subsequent batches being released on a weekly basis. This staggered release approach allows Steam to ensure a smooth and efficient delivery process, considering the overwhelming demand for the Steam Deck.


Fans and gamers have been eagerly awaiting the release of the Steam Deck since its announcement. The handheld console promises to provide a high-quality gaming experience on the go, with access to a vast library of PC games available on the Steam platform. With its powerful hardware and convenient form factor, the Steam Deck has the potential to revolutionize the handheld gaming market.


If you have made a reservation for the Steam Deck, make sure to keep an eye on your email inbox. The order email will contain instructions on how to complete your purchase within the allotted time frame. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to be one of the first to get your hands on the Steam Deck.

Blizzard Games Updates Soon

In other news, Mike Ybarra, one of the leaders at Blizzard Entertainment, recently reassured fans and players that the studio's live games like Warcraft, Overwatch, and Diablo will continue to receive updates and support. Ybarra addressed concerns about the development of the newly announced survival game and its potential impact on existing Blizzard titles.


Blizzard Entertainment, known for creating popular franchises such as World of Warcraft and Diablo, recently announced their entry into the survival game genre. This announcement sparked some worries among fans who were concerned that the studio's focus would shift away from their existing games.


Ybarra's response on social media addressed these concerns and emphasized the dedication and resources Blizzard has allocated to their live games. He stated, "Blizzard is a big studio, and we have talented and growing teams supporting live games as well." Ybarra further assured fans that updates and news regarding Warcraft, Overwatch, and Diablo would be shared in the coming weeks.


This reassurance from a Blizzard leader should provide some relief to players who were concerned about the future support of their favorite games. It emphasizes Blizzard's commitment to their existing player base and indicates that they have dedicated teams working on maintaining and improving their popular titles.


While the announcement of a new survival game might be exciting for some, it's important to remember that Blizzard has a history of delivering high-quality games and providing ongoing support for their existing franchises. Fans can look forward to upcoming updates and expansions for Warcraft, Overwatch, and Diablo, as Blizzard continues to nurture these communities.


In conclusion, February brings an exciting lineup of free games for PlayStation Plus subscribers, including UFC 4, Tiny Tina's Wonderland Assault On Dragon Keep, and the Planet Coaster Console Edition. The Steam Deck is also set to launch on February 25th, offering gamers a portable PC gaming experience. Additionally, Blizzard Entertainment remains committed to their live games, with updates and news expected in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for more exciting developments in the gaming world.

Conclusion

I hope you enjoyed this comprehensive dive into the latest gaming news. As the gaming landscape continues to evolve, it's always thrilling to be at the forefront, sharing these updates with fellow enthusiasts like you.

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