Valve updates Steam Deck to fix joystick ‘drift’

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Valve has acted quickly and efficiently after drifting problems with the Steam Deck Joysticks.

Yesterday many users who had purchased Valve’s Steam Deck have reported through the different social networks drifting problems in the right joystick of their handheld consoles. Valve has analyzed the problem in record time and apparently, it is not a hardware problem but a software problem, so they have been able to find the possible fault.

Lawrence Yang, Valve designer who is part of the Steam Deck team, has announced in a Tweet that the solution to the problem has arrived.

A fast and efficient development team.

According to IGN’s short interview with Yazan Aldehayyat, Steam Deck’s hardware engineer, he assured before the launch of Valve’s new handheld console that the team had conducted numerous tests to avoid the dreaded drifting, which plagues the Nintendo Switch’s Joy-cons today.

“We’ve done a ton of testing on reliability, on all fronts really – and all inputs and different environmental factors and all that kind of stuff,” replied hardware engineer Yazan Aldehayyat.

“I think we feel that this will perform really well. And I think people will be super happy with it. I think that it’s going to be a great buy. I mean, obviously every part will fail at some point, but we think people will be very satisfied and happy with this.” He added.

So far, no Steam Deck users who have already updated the software have reported continued drifting problems. If Valve is known for anything, it is that its products are carefully crafted to avoid issues. Let’s hope that in the future there will be no more Steam Deck problems.

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