The Witcher 3 got bumped up from Playable to Verified for the Steam Deck around the initial Deck release, and developer CD Projekt RED has released a statement on it now.
A game that was supposed to gain official SteamOS support back when the original Steam Machines released, with Valve showing a huge splash image on the Steam homepage to announce it coming. It was quickly removed, which Valve and CDPR stayed silent on afterwards. How things change huh?
In the announcement the developer said they’re “working closely with Valve on the compatibility and performance aspects of our games on the Steam Deck. The goal is to provide the best possible Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077 experience on this platform, while keeping in mind its unique hardware characteristics” and they also said not to expect any updates for their “legacy” titles like the original Witcher game.
Here’s a video of it running on Steam Deck:
Nice to know more developers are paying attention now. Let’s hope this continues for a very long time.