Can You Play Dead Space Remake on the Steam Deck?

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by Matthew Kevin Mitchell

Are you wondering if you can play Dead Space Remake on the Steam Deck? The Steam Deck can easily handle various genres, triple-A titles, and recently published games. We’ve also found that the Steam Deck doesn’t suffer from the same stuttering issues as its PC counterpart, making your gameplay experience less frustrating. The Steam Deck is also the perfect mobile device for playing games wherever you fancy.

If you are like us, you may wonder if every new title coming out is compatible with the Steam Deck and how well it performs. Unfortunately, it may be hard to know due to how Valve and developers handle the Steam Deck verification, which sometimes isn’t done when the game is released. Don’t worry, though. Here is everything you need to know about playing Dead Space Remake on the Steam Deck.

Can You Play Dead Space Remake on the Steam Deck?

Dead Space Remake hasn’t been verified by Valve or provided a rating showing the gameplay experience you can expect. However, without this verification, you can still play Dead Space Remake on the Steam Deck. Remember, though, that you can only play Dead Space Remake on the Steam Deck if you purchase the game from Steam. The Steam Deck cannot play games purchased from other stores like the Epic Games Store or the EA App.

The biggest issue players report when playing Dead Space Remake on the Steam Deck is the game freezing when opening your map from the inventory. To fix this, you will need to upgrade your Proton version to the latest official release version. After doing this, you should be able to reaccess your map.

Outside of this issue, players are stating they can get 30-40 FPS with minor stutter issues on their first playthrough. This means that the first time you play through an area, you will hit some stutter issues while the game downloads the shaders. If you were to restart your save, the same area would be stutter-free.

If you preordered Dead Space Remake on Steam, you would receive a copy of Dead Space 2 as a reward. It has been confirmed that you can play Dead Space 2 on the Steam Deck to continue the fantastic sci-fi story after beating the remake.

Dead Space Remake will be released on January 27th, 2023, for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.

- This article was updated on January 27th, 2023