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Can’t wait to load up Halo: Infinite or Halo: The Master Chief Collection on your Steam Deck? Sorry to disappoint, but neither of these titles will work on Valve’s new handheld. Gears 5 and Microsoft Flight Simulator aren’t playable on the Steam Deck either, and the reason for this relates to anti-cheat, according to a roundup of Verified and Playable games under the Xbox Game Studios label that Microsoft shared today.

Unsupported, due to anti cheat:

  • Gears 5
  • Halo MCC
  • Halo Infinite
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator X

And here’s the games from Microsoft that actually work on Steam Deck. Deck Verified means that the game features full controller compatibility, supports the default resolution of Steam Deck, doesn’t display any compatibility warnings, and is supported by Proton.

Steam Deck Verified:

  • Psychonauts 2
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
  • Battletoads
  • Max: The Curse of Brotherhood


  • Sea of Thieves
  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Forza Horizon 4
  • Quantum Break
  • State of Decay: YOSE

XGS Games on the Steam Deck (Steam)

  • Here at XGS we love gaming and think people should be able to play our games as freely and easily as possible – any time, any place, sharing incredible experiences with friends or immersing themselves in solo adventures.
  • It’s up to our studios how they fit Steam Deck integration for their games into their busy schedules, and with a lot of great stuff already in the works some titles may take longer.
  • We’ve put together this list so you can see how our titles are coming along.

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  1. BattlEye had nearly day-1 support, but it touts Linux and Mac compatibility as part of it's suite. Epic did say that Easy (which is owned by Epic) was being ported to run under Proton, but despite that Fortnite specifically would not.

    This gets complicated - if the game is running natively under Linux, ok. If it's being emulated (or not-emulated, if you're a WINE coinsure) under Proton, it's completely different.

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