Because it’s blocked, Steam Deck won’t let you install a game? Don’t worry, this is simply a bug, according to Valve

Some Steam Deck owners were concerned that developers might be able to prevent their games from being played on the portable gaming PC

Valve quickly clarified that this isn’t the case, and the confusion stems from what was actually a ‘technical issue’ and a mistake – which has since been corrected.

On Twitter, it was noticed that Demon Gaze Extra, a JRPG, appeared to be configured in such a way that it could not be installed on Steam Deck

This prompted the notion that certain game makers were flagging their games and preventing them from being installed on Valve’s device on purpose