When will Bungie let Destiny 2 come to Valve’s Steam Deck handheld gaming PC? It’s wanting like the reply isn’t — as a result of the soon-to-be Sony subsidiary has printed an assist web page that not solely says the sport’s unsupported, however outright threatens to ban potential Steam Deck gamers (through Wario64).
The help page has a brand new part titled “Steam Deck and Destiny 2,” which reads:
Destiny 2 isn’t supported for play on the Steam Deck or on any system using Steam Play’s Proton until Windows is put in and working. Players who try to launch Destiny 2 on the Steam Deck by SteamOS or Proton can be unable to enter the sport and can be returned to their sport library after a short while.
Players who try to bypass Destiny 2 incompatibility can be met with a sport ban.
We’ve been asking Bungie for five months whether or not it’d assist the Steam Deck and Linux extra usually, which appeared like an affordable ask for a number of causes:
- Destiny 2 is among the extra forgiving shooters when it comes to controls, taking part in nicely on each console and PC
- Destiny 2 was known to use the BattlEye anti-cheat software program, and enabling that for the Steam Deck is as easy as sending an email, according to Valve
- Destiny 2 already runs on Linux — Bungie needed to port it to Google Stadia, which is a Linux-based platform. Admittedly, it doesn’t look its best on Stadia, nevertheless it’s fairly playable
I used to be wanting ahead to taking part in it that approach. But the final communication we acquired from Bungie about Steam Deck and Proton was on October 3rd, and it contained no solutions.
To be truthful, Bungie isn’t the one one to reject the Steam Deck with out essentially offering a satisfying clarification — Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney defined to me why Fortnite won’t get updated for the Steam Deck final month, despite the fact that Epic’s personal Easy Anti-Cheat (EAC) claims sport builders can allow it with “just a few clicks.”
And whereas there may be one hint that EA’s rival Apex Legends might come to the Deck, and Elden Ring does work on Deck (together with on-line modes) regardless of usually utilizing anti-cheat, it’s additionally true that many different prime multiplayer video games have but to completely arrive.
Bungie and Valve didn’t instantly reply to requests for remark.
I did get Destiny 2 working through Stadia on the Deck. You can see a teensy little bit of it in my video review.