Halo games don’t run on Steam Deck

Microsoft has revealed which of its games will be able to run on Steam Deck, but there are some unfortunate absences thanks to anti-cheats.

While Deathloop, Prey, and Psychonauts 2 have received “Verified” approval, some of their larger releases won’t run on handheld devices (thanks, Eurogamer). Halo Infinite, Master Chief Collection, Gears of War 5, and Microsoft Flight Simulator X will not be supported, which Microsoft says is “due to anti-cheat”. These are startling omissions – while I didn’t expect Flight Sim to have the best time on handhelds, it’s a shame to see Halo Infinite on the list of unsupported games. Of course, you can still stream them via GeForce Now, but you can’t run them directly on Linux.

These are not the only games that have lost Steam Deck support due to anti-cheat measures. Bungie said that Destiny 2 would also be unsupported. Threatening to ban anyone who tried to work around the game’s incompatibility. This has become a growing problem with the Linux OS for Deck – not every developer believes they can deal with cheaters coming through PDAs. It’s the same with Fortnite, as revealed by Epic CEO Tim Sweeney. edge. “We are not sure that we can fight cheating on a large scale with a wide range of kernel configurations, including custom ones.”

On the other hand, Microsoft’s other great games have been placed in the “Playable” category, which means they can work with some small tweaks here and there. Sea of ‚Äč‚ÄčThieves makes this list because it has less thorough cheat detection than its unsupported siblings. You will also be able to play both Forza Horizon 4 and Forza Horizon 5 with some customization. Microsoft has a complete list of games that are reviewed for Steam.

 

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