V Rising, the vampiric survival base builder and surprise hit of 2022 so far, has just got freshly minted Steam Deck
Playable status – courtesy of an update to the Deck’s Proton compatibility software. As per Valve’s changelog
for the Proton 7.0-3 update, V Rising is among several games (including Age of Chivalry
and the original Vermintide
) to gain sufficient compatibility with the Steam Deck for the second-highest rating of their review programme
, just short of Verified.
Technically, V Rising has been lowercase P-playable on the Steam Deck since late May, when these software improvements appeared on the ‘Bleeding Edge’ branch of Proton Experimental. Now, though, the update has graduated to the main, stable Proton branch, so you don’t have to risk the potential wonkiness of a work-in-progress. I’ve given V Rising a try on the Steam Deck and it does indeed work, though it’s quick to show why it only got Playable status and not Verified.