Nintendo Switch emulator is reflected in the official video of Steam Deck. Valve also involuntarily deleted the scene
Valve announced on October 7 that in the pre-sale area of the gaming device STEAM DECK, the aircraft could be purchased without waiting. At the same time, a video introducing peripheral devices and STEAM DECK software update has been released. Under such circumstances, the Nintendo Switch emulator app seems to have been controversial.
Steam Deck is a portable gaming device developed by Valve. The 7-inch display is sandwiched between the center, and sticks, buttons, trackpads, etc. are arranged on the left and right. It is equipped with a Linux-based OS Steams developed by Valve as standard, and it is attractive that you can enjoy many PC games distributed at Steam operated by the company.
Steam Deck has been accepted and shipped in the United States, Canada, EU, and the United Kingdom since February 26 this year. And on October 7, Valve reported that the order was accepted for the reservation queue. Currently, the number of shipments to the number of reservations has exceeded, and stock is secured. In this case, Valve posted a video that says Steam Deck is available now, without reservation! (Steam deck can be ordered without reservation). However, it seems that a certain emulator app in the video was reflected and controversial. The initial video is currently private, and a video with replaced scenes has been re-posted.
The video explains the Docking Station, which was released at the start of STEAM DECK regularly. It is also explained about the software update and introduces new keyboard functions. The problem was around 1 minute and 40 seconds, the scene of the operation on the home screen on Steam Deck.
Twitter user Nobel posted a screenshot of the original video and pointed out that a fascinating game icon is projected. He is a popular person in the introduction of game-related news, mainly English users. He posted by the videos that were currently unpublished. It is a screenshot containing a scene with a list of recent Games (recent games). From the image, you can see that you, a game emulator for Nintendo Switch, was reflected. Our magazine also confirmed the same content for the initial video.
As a supplement, Steam Deck can add Linux apps by Discover in desktop mode (software management apps containing store functions, etc.). And there are no apps that can be added with Discover in principle in Valve's management provision. In other words, it should be noted that emulator such as you in Discover is not distributed under Valve approval. The Xbox mark displayed at the lower left of the image is an icon displayed when using a controller for Xbox.
That doesn't mean that this reflection is fine. The use of the emulator requires game data that has been sucked out from the game software, so-called ROM data. Online, illegal distribution of such ROM data is normal. The emulator of the game console is often used for its unauthorized use. In the official introduction video of Steam Deck, it is not overlooked that the emulator for Nintendo Switch with such a background has been reflected.
Many users responded to Nobel's posts. Some users have shown criticism of Valve, such as Do you want to use pirated use? The emulation of the game console itself is not always illegal. However, on the other hand, the reflection of the emulator app, which is inseparable from the use of pirates, would have been a serious event for Valve.
This video should deliver new news of Steam Deck. It seems that the scene of less than one second in it has caused the user's controversy. With the user's point out, Valve has posted the initial videos private and re-posted a video adjusted to the scene. YOU in the scene is replaced by Valve's first-person puzzle game Portal 2.
[Update 2022/10/08 12:21] Fix descriptions related to the scene and descriptions related to Discover