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Half-Life 2’s UI is getting Steam Deck prepared

Half-Life 2’s UI is getting Steam Deck prepared

All decked up. 

With the approaching launch of the primary batch of Steam Decks to the general public, Valve has quietly been working behind the scenes to optimise the expertise to make gaming on the hand-held machine as accessible as potential.

These optimisations seem to go so far as updating older titles. Valve has launched a beta replace for Half-Life 2 that offers the sport’s person interface a facelift.

Noticed by Twitter person gabefollower, the brand new UI seems much more joystick pleasant, but in addition has the additional advantage of scaling higher on high-resolution shows (critically, strive launching the sport on a contemporary show, the menus are tiny!).

Gabefollower has additionally helpfully given directions on how one can entry the beta if you wish to strive it out your self: simply enter the properties window for the sport on Steam, choose “beta updates” within the Beta tab, and add “-gamepadui” underneath Launch Choices.

Half-Life 2 was launched in 2004 because the successor to the critically acclaimed 1998 unique.

It is uncommon too see almost two-decade-old video games receiving updates, however then once more, it is uncommon to see Valve releasing video games.