Steam Deck game streaming offers 8 hours of battery life – and loads of flexibility

Valve’s Steam Deck will offer the ability to last for around eight hours of battery longevity when playing a demanding game and streaming it from your PC.

In case you weren’t aware, the handheld can not only play games locally, running on the Steam Deck itself, but also stream them over your local network, with your gaming PC doing the grunt work and actually running the game – with obvious benefits for the battery life of the 40WHr power pack.

As PC Gamer reports, Greg Coomer, a product designer at Valve, observed that it’s possible to “play for something like eight hours of Death Stranding, or a high-performance game, on this unit if you’re streaming it rather than playing it locally.”

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