Valve has started sending out dev kits of the new Steam Deck
Games are delayed and postponed every day, but can you expect the same thing from hardware? This could easily be done, as there is a global shortage of semiconductors, for example, but most indications are that Valve will keep its promise to launch Steam Deck before the end of the year.
In a post on the Steam Store, Valve says that it has now begun “the final development phases” of the handheld device. They have also started sending dev kits to studios so that they can optimize their titles before the launch. In other words, the Steam Deck launch seems to be going according to plan.
Source: Steam Store