Valve releases CAD files so anyone can 3D print the Steam Deck

Valve’s Steam Deck is launched this February 25, the portable console that wants to revolutionize PC gaming with its own “Nintendo Switch”, is something that seems to go even beyond Steam to play what you want when you want.

As part of the preparation for the release, Valve has decided to release the CAD files of the Steam Deck so that anyone can print the model of the external case in 3D, and in addition it has been released under a Creative Commons license .

Available in a GitLab repository

All the necessary files are available in the Steam Deck GitLab repository. There you will find an STP model, an STL model and drawings (DWG) for reference. That is, everything necessary to reproduce the topology of the console surface.

These files will be especially useful for accessory makers, modders, tinkerers, or enthusiastic users who want to print a 3D model to see what it’s like to own one of these consoles in her hands.

The Steam Deck goes beyond Steam: it's about being able to play what you want, when you want

The Steam Deck goes beyond Steam: it’s being able to play what you want, when you want

Valve has been pretty open about the console’s hardware so far, even posting a video showing what the Steam Deck looks like inside and how easy it can be to open it up for inspection or replacement if you were to. missing repair.

The publication of these files is, curiously, a completely opposite position to that of Sony, which went so far as to sue companies that created their own cases for the PS5. At Valve, on the other hand, they have even said that they want to see what the community creates with this additional help.