With full release around the corner, Blood West’s Steam Deck compatibility is something you might want to find out. After all, Valve’s handheld makes for a great platform to fire up indie games on the go.
Here we have collated everything you need to know regarding how Blood West runs on Steam Deck.
Can I Run Blood West On Steam Deck?
Blood West is certified with a “Playable” rating on Steam Deck. So granted Hyperstrange’s Wild West retro FPS is not in the “Deck Verified” tier, you’d nonetheless be able to play it on a Steam Deck with a few tweaks.
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As attested by Lyle Carr’s review of Blood West on God is a Geek, Blood West “has perfectly reasonable controls on Steam Deck with a bit of tweaking.”
The “Playable” rating for Steam Deck, in general terms, means:
- Some functionality is not accessible when using the default controller configuration, requiring the use of the touchscreen or virtual keyboard, or a community configuration.
- This game sometimes shows mouse, keyboard, or non-Steam-Deck controller icons.
- Entering some text requires manually invoking the on-screen keyboard.
- Some in-game text is small and may be difficult to read.
- This game’s default graphics configuration performs well on Steam Deck.
As mentioned above, the only real tweaking you’d need to make is to some of the control schemes. Otherwise, you’ll be able to run Blood West on your Steam Deck without any hiccups.
Blood West has been subject to a lot of renewed interest recently owing to its imminent full release. Scheduled on December 5, 2023, the full release will bring the highly anticipated
Chapter 3 to the quaint Western shooter, along with Stephen Russell as the protagonist’s voice. If Russell’s name doesn’t ring a bell, you’d be happy to know that he has played some iconic characters in the recent past which includes Corvo in Dishonored 2 and Nick Valentine in Fallout 4.
Blood West is coming out of early access and having its full release on December 5, 2023, on Steam.