Valve's new verification program will make it easy to see if a game runs on Steam Deck
Verified games will be highlighted on the first tab of Steam Deck Store, along with Steam Deck's full catalog of searchable devices, and the game will display its compatibility icon. In addition to the game, you will also see a compatibility badge in your library or store, indicating that Valve has checked the game on Steam Deck.
As described above, Valve's latest video games on Steam Deck fall into one of four categories: Unsupported, Unpublished and Verified. Steam Deck users will then be able to easily confirm the compatibility of their system. Once a deck is verified, users will be notified at a glance which games in their library are compatible with Valves Software and the future Steam Deck portable gaming PCs.
Valve has introduced Steam Deck compatibility program which will help users find out if a game they want to own or buy is running on a portable gaming PC or device. While Valve allows you to install your own operating system of choice and replace the internal SSD in a Steam Deck, the huge game library on Steam may take longer for users to test whether a popular game or AAA version is running on the device. The Deck Verified program matches this suggestion and makes it easier for Steam users to see how much of their library works on a variety of SteamOS-based hardware at a glance.
Following the general mantra of user choice, you can try and run any Steam game or program you like on a deck and the verification process is done by Valve. Games that offer a great, smooth experience and work great on the upcoming portable Steam Deck box will receive a green check mark on the user interface of the Steam Store Library that lists Deck Verified. For games that meet the verified Steam Deck criteria and are added to the store’s default view on Steam Deck, no additional action is required, as the broader Steam Store will be accessible from the deck, including all store features and products in the customer region.