Does Robocop Rogue City work on Steam Deck?

Robocop Rogue City protagonist, Alex Murphy, in the frame

Robocop Rogue City protagonist, Alex Murphy, in the frame

Robocop Rogue City is releasing soon across multiple platforms, but those with Steam Deck might be wondering if it's coming to the handheld PC. Let's look at whether Robocop Rogue City works on Steam Deck.

In case you've been living under a rock, RoboCop: Rogue City is a first-person shooter that lets you step into the metal boots of the iconic cyborg cop. The game is set in a dystopian Detroit, where you have to fight against crime and corruption while also dealing with your own identity and morality.

So without any further delay, here's everything we know so far about Robocop Rogue City compatibility with Steam Deck.

A user playing Robocop Rogue City on Steam Deck
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Credit: Deck Wizard YouTube

Can you play RoboCop Rogue City on Steam Deck?

Yes, you can run RoboCop Rogue City on Steam Deck, but with some caveats. According to PCGamesN, RoboCop Rogue City is playable on the Steam Deck, but it hasn’t yet been checked for compatibility by Valve.

This means that the game may not run smoothly or have full functionality on the device. The game is made on Unreal Engine 5, and its demo requires 51GB of install space, which could pose some challenges for the Steam Deck’s storage capacity and performance.

However, the game developer, Teyon, surprised fans with an unexpected demo release on Steam a few weeks prior to launch. The demo lets players try out three levels of the game on the Steam Deck, Valve’s handheld device. Although it's not a final representation of how the game will perform on the Steam Deck, it gives a sneak peek of what to expect when the game launches.

In fact, DeckWizard, a well-known YouTuber, uploaded a video of the game running on the Steam Deck. He found that the game dropped to 40 FPS with AMD FSR 2.2 enabled but ran smoother at a locked 30 FPS.

Some users have reported that they have managed to run the game on the Steam Deck using custom Proton versions and launch options. Proton is a compatibility layer that allows Windows games to run on SteamOS, which is the operating system of the Steam Deck.

However, these users have also experienced some graphical glitches and performance issues, such as low frame rates, stuttering, and crashes. Therefore, if you want to play RoboCop Rogue City on Steam Deck, you may need to tweak some settings and be prepared for some compromises.

Alternatively, you can wait for Valve to officially test and optimise the game for the device, which could take some time.

That's everything we know about the Robocop Rogue City compatibility with Steam Deck. We hope that this article cleared your doubts and helps you in deciding on whether to purchase the game. Meanwhile, why not take a moment to look at the RoboCop Rogue City trailer showcase?

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