UPDATE: shortly after, Valve officially announced this new system and it’s live now. Valve confirmed they can already grab data on things like crashes but this new opt-in system is to gather more info on the “overall experience”. They also said the “data collected by this system won’t directly change the Deck compatibility category for a title”. So they’re not crowdsourcing the compatibility process but checking to see if their process is working well or not.
This is what else has rolled out today:
- Added alert to Steam letting reservation holders know they can purchase a Steam Deck, as well as how much time is remains in their order window
- Added support for advanced filters and dynamic collection collection to Library
- Added “View in Library” or “View in Store” to event items (like achievements earned) in the activity feed
- Updated layout and navigation for Community pages to fully support gamepad navigation
- Updated text on Download page to clarify when player is downloading a patch vs an initial download
- Updated localization
- Updated Controller Configurator navigation
- Fixed issue with Keyboard theme not updating properly when equipped directly from the Points Shop
- Fixed “Skip Shaders” button not working properly on game launch screen
- Fixed some focus issues using L1/R1 on tab rows
- Fixed some stalls on resume for users who own many, many games
- Fixed long loading times after logging in for users who own many, many games
Original article below:
An eagle-eyed reader in the GamingOnLinux Discord pointed out that it appears Valve are working to bring out a feedback system for Steam Deck Verified. We can see this thanks to all the work SteamDB does with their SteamTracking system, with a new update they found showing off some new language strings that will be used on Steam.
Some of the new strings are:
“SteamDeckVerified_Feedback_Question”: “Does this match your experience playing the game?”,
“SteamDeckVerified_Feedback_Confirmation”: “Thank you for the feedback.”,
“SteamDeckVerified_Feedback_Confirmation_Ignore”: “Gotcha, we won’t ask you anymore questions about %1$s.”,
“SteamDeckFeedback_UserPrefence_Question”: “Can we occasionally ask you for feedback? Your input will help us improve Steam Deck.”,
“SteamDeckFeedback_UserPrefence_No”: “No Thanks”,
“SteamDeckFeedback_UserPrefence_LearnMore”: “Learn More”,
This makes it pretty clear that we’re going to see a system of questions, to see if the experience matches up with the current Deck Verified rating for a game. Something that’s definitely needed, as there’s numerous issues with the current way games are going through this verifying system.
Seeing this makes me quite happy, and shows clearly how Valve want to make the best of it and keep improving.