Videogame platform GoG will apparently be skipping support for the upcoming handheld console Steam Deck.
CD Projekt, the makers of GOG announced via Twitter that they will not provide official support which is not surprising given that they are rivals with Steam. However, GOG will be working on the sidelines and through the hardware’s open architecture. Furthermore, the company recommends installing Windows to run their games.
The move was criticized by many people, who thought that opting out of the original OS will be a detrimental experience. Others say that changing the Steam Deck’s OS is not considered good advice without a guide. One suggested using Lutris, a launcher that allows access to GOG, Epic, Humble Bundle and Steam games, but right now it’s unclear if the platform will be supported.
The Steam Deck is set to launch February 25 this year, and will begin shipping to buyers and first-round early adopters come February 28.