Homeworld 3 is a RTS game that is scheduled for release in May 2024. The series is known for its attention to detail, immaculate graphics, and state-of-the-art controls. If you enjoy RTS games and like space and spaceships, this is the game for you. Unfortunately, the requirements for this game are relatively on the higher side when compared to other RTS games. Due to this, many are wondering whether it will be supported by the Asus Rog Ally, Lenovo Legion Go, and the Steam Deck. Well, we are here to share all the details regarding the same.
Since handheld consoles typically target 30 FPS or more, they should be able to run this game (should be). The minimum requirements of the game are quite high, which is why running it on a handheld system can be a difficult task, but we think that the experience won’t be disappointing.
Homeworld 3 Steam Deck, Asus Rog Ally & Lenovo Legion Go Support Details?
Handheld consoles often do not have the same processing power as traditional PCs. That is completely understandable. Since they have smaller screens and lower pixel density, they often make up for it by being compact. This allows them to play all kinds of games you’d think they couldn’t. The Lenovo Legion Go and the ROG Ally are particularly good at this because of their Windows OS. The Steam Deck, while equally capable, is held back by its Linux OS and poor support for games that don’t operate well on Linux. Considering that this game is Windows-supported, it should run, albeit with the lowest settings on the ROG Ally and the Legion Go. So what about the Steam Deck?
What about the Steam Deck?
This is where it gets confusing. Since the Deck runs Linux, there is a chance the game will not work. It is possible that the Deck won’t be able to handle the graphical requirements of the game. Many Reddit users were quick to point this out. The minimum VRam requirements were indeed much higher than the Deck could handle. Another issue is Linux. Since the game is not supported on Linux, players are worried if they can even install and run the game without a piracy issue. This is something developers do to make sure the game is not pirated.
Linux support has always been contentious for games. Since the Deck is running it, it is very likely it too will fall prey to the lack of Linux support for many games. To add to this, Homeworld is not a controller-friendly game at all. It has default keyboard controls, which is another cause of headaches. These reasons do not support a Steam Deck launch at this time. Maybe in a few weeks post-launch, the developers will port the game over to make it more accessible. If this is the case, it is more than likely that the Steam Deck will be able to run it at that time.
Well, that is all the information we have about Homeworld 3 and its support for handheld PCs, for now. If you found this article helpful, make sure to visit Android Gram for more such content.