Empyrion Galactic Survival is a sandbox survival game set entirely in space. The concept of this game is not new; it is quite like No Man’s Sky in a lot of ways but the survival and building are something the space game genre has seen very little of. Not only do the graphics of this game seem very impressive, but they also claim to run on lower-spec machines. This raises the question: will they run on handhelds?
Handheld gaming is typically targeted to run games at the 30–60 FPS mark. Not many handhelds have the power and performance to boast numbers higher than this, considering their size and construction. While this is true, there is a lot that they can handle. Games with higher spec requirements too can be run on relatively modest settings in most cases. If the game is controller-supported, even better. You can easily download and remap the controls on a handheld device natively. That said, is Empyrion Galactic Survival supported on the Asus Rog Ally, Lenovo Legion Go, and Steam Deck? Consider reading to learn more.
Empyrion Galactic Survival Steam Deck, Asus Rog Ally & Lenovo Legion Go Support Details?
Unlike some AAA titles, Empyrion Galactic Survival aims to be compatible with multiple devices and products. Considering the modest system requirements, we can already see that it should work flawlessly on the Legion GO and the Asus ROG Ally. Since they also run a version of Windows, they can easily run this game at the intended settings to get the target FPS most gamers want. The Steam Deck, however, is a different story entirely.
What about the Steam Deck?
Since the Steam Deck runs a custom Linux OS, the game has to first be compatible. In this case, it is. The game itself will load and run on the Steam Deck with little to no issues. There is a catch, though. There is no EAC. EAC or Easy Anti-Cheat, is the service responsible for detecting and blocking cheats and hacks that bother multiplayer titles. Without this running, multiplayer play on a Linux system is impossible. Since this game does not have it enabled for Linux, you won’t be able to access any multiplayer modes in the game while playing on the Steam Deck.
Since this is a multiplayer-exclusive problem, you can very easily just not play multiplayer. Single-player or solo play is perfectly possible on the Steam Deck. Multiplayer play, on the other hand, is a dream that requires some waiting. Since this is true for all Linux systems and not just the Steam Deck, we can hope it will soon be enabled for Linux users as well. For now, though, the game will run but you will have to say goodbye to the game’s multiplayer mode.
Anyway, that is all the information we have on this game’s support for handhelds, including the Asus Rog Ally, Lenovo Legion Go, and Steam Deck. If you found this article helpful and would like to read more such content, make sure to visit Android Gram daily.