In rather unfortunate news Valve has announced that they will need to delay the launch of their new Steam Deck hardware until first quarter 2022.
“We’re sorry about this — we did our best to work around the global supply chain issues, but due to material shortages, components aren’t reaching our manufacturing facilities in time for us to meet our initial launch dates,” Valve posted on their website November 10.
Electronics companies around the world have had their merchandise and sales impacted by the current global supply chain shortage, and it doesn’t look likely that there will be a reprieve any time soon. The gaming industry, which has seen a difficult struggle with supplies for next-gen consoles, isn’t unique with this dilemma. Major car manufacturers such as BMW and Ford Motor Company, appliance sellers, smartphone manufacturers (including Apple), and major machinery chains have also been experiencing drastic reductions in…
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