Can You Play Dragon’s Dogma 2 on Steam Deck?

Dragon's Dogma 2

Dragon's Dogma 2 gameplay screenshot displayed on the Steam Deck screen

It’s been a lengthy wait since the release of the original Dragon’s Dogma back in 2012, but fans can finally rejoice as the highly-anticipated sequel to this narrative-driven action RPG is on its way to PCs and consoles soon. Dragon’s Dogma 2 promises a gaming experience like no other, and from what we’ve seen so far, it seems poised to deliver on that promise! But for those who prefer gaming on-the-go, the burning question remains: will DD2 be compatible and playable on the Steam Deck?

Can Steam Deck Run Dragon’s Dogma 2?

Dragon's Dogma 2 screenshot featuring multiple mysterious and mythical characters.

While there’s been no official announcement from Capcom on the matter, and the game’s Steam page lacks a ‘verified’ or ‘playable’ rating, it’s reasonable to assume that the Steam Deck will indeed be able to run Dragon’s Dogma 2. However, achieving smooth performance on the handheld at 30-40 FPS may require some tweaking of the graphics quality settings.

This speculation is based on available information and educated guesses, and confirmation will only come with the game’s release. Dragon’s Dogma 2 is developed on the same RE Engine framework as recent Capcom releases like Resident Evil 4 (Remake) and Exoprimal, both of which are playable on the Steam Deck after optimizing video settings for performance.

Even Starfield, Bethesda’s latest space-exploration RPG with higher system requirements than Dragon’s Dogma 2, runs at 30+ FPS with FSR 3 on Steam’s handheld console. So, if you own a Steam Deck and plan to take on the role of The Arisen during your commute, work breaks, or any other time, don’t lose hope!

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