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Valve's Steam Deck UI is replacing Big Picture mode

Something to look forward to: Even those not intending to buy Valve's Steam Deck could be impacted by its arrival. A company spokesperson has confirmed that the handheld's user interface will replace Steam's Big Picture mode.

Valve moderator austinp_valve confirmed the change on the Steam community forums. They added that the company did not know exactly when the move will take place. "Yes, we are replacing Big Picture with the new UI from Deck," reads the message. "We don't have an ETA to share yet though."

Replacing the little-loved Big Picture mode will be welcomed by most Steam users. Announced in 2011 and released in beta 2012, it is designed to give PCs a console-like UI with controller support when connecting to a large TV. The mode hasn't been given a significant refresh since way back in 2015.

The Steam Deck, which runs a new ...

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