Valve at this time introduced that the Steam Deck Docking Station’s launch will probably be delayed. The customized docking station, which matches the Steam Deck‘s design language, and doubles as a charging stand, hasn’t been given a revised launch window. We are going to simply have to attend for additional information an unspecified time from now.
In a short weblog put up relating to the delay, Valve pinned the problems to “elements shortages and Covid closures at our manufacturing amenities.” A part of this can be as a result of China is implementing strict lockdowns because of the pandemic.
We do not have a brand new launch schedule for the Steam Deck Dock. Slightly than announce and disappoint once more, Valve is pragmatically going to “share extra data when now we have it.” In the meantime, work continues on making the docking station a available product.
Valve claims that the scarcity of docking station elements and Covid-impacts on its manufacturing do not prolong to the Steam Deck itself, as a result of it makes use of “completely different elements, completely different factories[.]”
Our final report concerning the Stem Deck Dock was printed in late February, a day forward of the Steam Deck’s official launch. At the moment Valve said the devoted docking station can be obtainable by late spring.
For those who do not need to anticipate an official dock, you possibly can nonetheless use different exterior hubs. Valve asserts that it’s “persevering with to work on bettering the docked expertise for Steam Deck with all USB-C hubs and exterior shows.” A lot of the docks obtainable are the wired dongle type issue, although there are a selection with stands / system helps, or you would mix a separate dock and stand.