The Steam Deck dock is delayed due to parts shortages and COVID-19

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Valve has announced that its official Steam Deck dock is delayed due to a combination of parts shortages and COVID-19 related closures at official dock manufacturing facilities. There’s no new date given for the dock yet, but the company reassures that production of the Steam Deck itself, which recently saw an update to fix its fan noise, is unaffected. .

Valve’s short update reads, “Hi everyone. Due to parts shortages and COVID shutdowns at our manufacturing facilities, the official Steam Deck docking station is delayed. We are working to improve the situation and will share more information when we have it. This has no effect on the production schedule and booking windows for Steam Decks (different rooms, different factories).

The update also states that “In the meantime, the team continues to work on improving the docked experience for Steam Deck with all USB-C hubs and external displays.” Some users will likely be looking for the best Steam Deck dock from third parties following news of this delay, so any feature improvements will be welcome.

While the Steam Deck is a useful portable gaming solution, some users are looking to anchor it as an affordable entry into home computing or playing games on a spare TV.

We’ll be sure to let you know when the official Steam Deck dock becomes available. In the meantime, a Steam Deck mod adds hot-swappable accessories to the handheld. We’ve also found the best SD card for Steam Deck to expand your storage options.

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