Steam has introduced a brand new dynamic cloud sync feature for Steam Cloud, as a part of Valve’s preparation for the discharge of the Steam Deck. The characteristic will enable gamers to maneuver between a Steam Deck and a desktop PC with out having to exit the sport on Steam Deck (which includes a droop perform). Phew, it is all getting very steamy in right here.
“We anticipate that customers will regularly droop their Steam Deck with out exiting the sport, as is widespread with different hand-held gaming gadgets,” says the announcement. “With Dynamic Cloud Sync, in the event that they then select to play on one other system (whether or not a PC or one other Steam Deck), their progress shall be there ready for them.”
Who is that this particular person with a number of Steam Decks round their home. Gabe?
The sync characteristic will see Steam mechanically add save sport knowledge to the cloud earlier than the system enters sleep mode, permitting gamers to make use of one other system, and in the event you later return to the Steam Deck and un-suspend it the system will once more mechanically obtain any save adjustments which have occurred within the meantime.
One caveat is that this is not a built-in characteristic: Builders might want to manually add it to their video games, although Valve recommends this so as to “give gamers one of the best expertise potential.” If the characteristic just isn’t enabled then the Deck will nonetheless sync saves with Steam Cloud, however solely whereas the system is on and with out the dynamic uploads when it enters sleep mode.