It took a while but Minecraft Dungeons is finally available on Steam. While this is good news for people who absolutely don’t want to use the Microsoft Store, it has a broader application; The Steam Bridge. Valve’s handheld gaming PC is only months away from entering eager first hands and Minecraft Dungeons is a perfect title to play it.
That’s why it’s so good to see that it’s already working like a champ on Linux. The good folks at GamingOnLinux have already put it to the test and the results are good. The only caveat is that at the moment you have to use ProtonGE, a custom version of Valve’s Proton, to play it properly, due to some media incompatibilities in the official version that cause the videos to die.
Valve promises a lot of Proton when it launches the Steam Deck, so you’d hope it’s a simple install-and-play affair, but even so, installing ProtonGE isn’t terribly complicated. Minecraft Dungeons is already a great title to play on handhelds, whether through the Xbox Game Pass cloud or on the Nintendo Switch.
The superior hardware promised by the Steam Deck on the Switch, however, means that running the Steam version of Minecraft Dungeons on the handheld should be the best way to play on the go. You won’t have to worry about having a fast data connection, and you should be able to get much higher frame rates than the Nintendo Switch is capable of. Minecraft Dungeons on the Switch is good, but it feels like running through molasses.
I already love playing Minecraft Dungeons with my son via cross-play, but the idea of a little couch co-op on a Steam Deck, while he plays it on Switch, is quite enticing. Fingers crossed I’m in for a first batch of Steam Deck orders.
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Want more places to play your Steam library? Now you will be able to do this with the Steam Deck. This machine comes in three iterations, each allowing you to play your games locally and portable.
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Minecraft Dungeons Ultimate Edition
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Minecraft Dungeons has evolved by leaps and bounds since its initial launch, and now Mojang Studios is giving players a way to access absolutely everything the game has to offer in one sleek package. Minecraft Dungeons Ultimate Edition includes the base game and all previously released DLC, and also marks the debut of Minecraft Dungeons on Steam.
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