The Sims 4 is now on the road to become Steam Deck Verified!
The Sims 4 on the go is possible again with the latest update from Steam Deck!
In case you don’t know, Steam Deck is a gaming console released by Valve, a company behind the popular Steam online gaming platform. The handheld console got its release last year in February, with a growing library of supported video games.
The general rule of this handheld console is simple – if it’s on the Steam library you probably can play it easily on this console. The support was not verified yet for The Sims 4, however players were able to set it up easily on their consoles.
Preview of Steam Deck Support for The Sims 4
Youtuber Deck Wizard has an excellent preview of what it’s like to play The Sims 4 on Steam Deck. Including an overview of what it’s like to use Build Mode and play in Live Mode.
The sensitivity controls could use a bit of an input, but generally the game seems to be running great on this handheld platform. Take a look:
The support for The Sims 4 was never fully given a green pass by the Steam Deck platform, but players could download and fully play it on their deck. That was until the switch from Origin to EA App, which completely crashed many EA games, not just The Sims.
The Sims 4 to be Re-Revalued for Steam Deck Verified Games
Last week it was confirmed by Overclock3D that EA App games can finally be played again on the Steam Deck. Read their report below:
EA’s in the process of retiring their Origin PC client, replacing it with their new EA App. This move has caused a lot of problems for PC gamers on Linux and Steam Deck, as EA’s new EA App caused problems for the Proton compatibility layer, the software that makes many Windows PC games playable on Linux.
The good news today is that Proton has been updated to add support for EA’s new EA App, making several EA games playable once again on Linux and Valve’s Steam Deck. These games include Battlefield 1, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Titanfall 2, and The Sims 4. These games now use Proton’s Experimental branch by default on Steam Deck.
In time, we expect to see more EA games be rated as playable on Valve’s Steam Deck thanks to this new update. It just takes time for Valve to test and validate these games.
GamingonLinux has reported that Valve is soon about to re-revalue The Sims 4 and other EA titles for Steam Deck certified. Or as Valve calls it – Steam Deck Verified. Which reassures customers of Steam Deck for which games they can expect good playability.
Did you get a chance to play the new Steam Deck handheld console? What are your thoughts on the potential of The Sims 4 finally going handheld? Let us know in the comments below!