Valve’s handheld gaming console the Steam Deck is almost here, and the team has already begun showing off the various carry cases and boxes the gaming PC will come with. Now it’s the turn of the Steam Deck 512GB model – the most expensive version – and the exclusive case customers will be getting for their money.
Despite the release date of the Steam Deck being delayed by two months to February 2022 – and that’s just for pre-order customers, let alone anyone trying to buy one now – Valve has already begun sharing looks at the console’s packaging. This includes a box featuring a few Portal Easter eggs and the neat carry case it comes with.
Now it’s the turn of the most expensive edition of the Steam Deck, the 512GB model – which, as the website notes, features an “exclusive carry case” – which at first glance is similar to the ones that come with the other models. As Valve notes on the reveal page, all Steam Deck cases “are functionally identical” – but the 512GB model features “cosmetic differences”.
The exclusive case boasts a special coloured logo, unique zipper pulls, and the fabric on the inside of the case is different too. It’ll also come with “a separate drawstring pouch for the power cord, and a microfiber cleaning cloth” – which apparently the other versions don’t get.
Provided it doesn’t slip again, the Steam Deck and its case will start shipping for pre-order customers in February 2022. Here’s everything we know about the hardware and how the special version of the Steam Store will work.