Valve has release a new update for the Steam Deck celebrating the system’s first full year since its release. Rather than bringing major new features, the update instead brings a small new customization option that allows players to change the Steam Deck startup animation.
Steam Deck users have long been able to change the animation due to the system’s use of Linux as its operating system, which is usually an open system that allows as much customization as the user might want. The update, however, makes the whole process much simpler by providing the option directly in the Steam Deck settings.
Alongside the update, the company is also celebrating Steam Deck’s first full year of release by overriding the system for the first time since launch. The Steam Deck is currently available at a 10% discount for all of its SKUs. This brings the price of the 64GB model down from $399 to $359.10. The 256GB model is priced down from $529 to $476.10, and the 512GB model is discounted down from $649 to $584.10.
The price of the Steam Deck will be discounted for the duration of the currently ongoing Steam Spring Sale, which will end on March 23.