Microsoft's Hackathon Explores Running Windows on Valve's Steam Deck

Microsoft’s Hackathon Explores Running Windows on Valve’s Steam Deck

Microsoft is exploring the possibility of optimizing Windows 11 for gaming handhelds like the Valve Steam Deck, according to a recent hackathon project. The goal of the project, proposed in September 2021, was to improve driver support, refine the interface, and introduce tools to help users launch and exit games from multiple non-Steam services like Xbox Game Pass and GOG. This would allow Windows-powered handhelds to better compete with Linux-based systems like the Steam Deck.