Take a look at The Witcher 3 on the Steam Deck

Highly anticipated: We’re getting closer and closer to December, the month when the first Steam Deck buyers will receive their units. This means that we can expect more news on Valve’s handheld to arrive quickly and quickly in the coming weeks. The latest reveals what The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt looks like on the device: very good.

All three clips for arguably one of the greatest RPGs of all time come from the game series’ official Twitter account.

The six-year-old third entry in The Witcher series can still make modern GPUs sweat, especially with the bloated graphics and resolution. It’s hard to tell if the game runs at the Steam Deck’s maximum 1280 x 800 resolution in the videos, but AMD’s Zen 2 / RDNA 2 APU combined with 16GB of quad-channel LPDDR5 RAM (@ 5,500 MT / s) seems to be pushing at least 30fps.

In one of the clips, Geralt rides Roach all the way to Novigrad. Buildings and crowds can often drop frame rates in this section of the game, but the Steam Deck seems to handle it with aplomb. Another clip shows the witcher confronting a stone golem in the Velen wilderness. Everything looks very smooth – something we never imagined a handheld would be able to accomplish when Wild Hunt launched in 2015. The third and final video shows Geralt walking in Velen’s Crookback Bog , which is once again impressive, even with Twitter’s video compression.

It’s worth remembering that The Witcher 3 is available on Nintendo’s Switch, where it also looks pretty good but comes with a few discounts. The Steam Deck with its more powerful hardware will undoubtedly be even more impressive.

This week, Valve also released a partial Steam Deck teardown while recommending buyers not to open the device, and the company recently confirmed that their machine can be used as a PC controller, although there is no no support for external GPUs.

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