Though it wasn't being made available for Aussies, Valve
's Steam Deck
- a portable device that "brings the Steam games and features you love to a powerful and convenient form factor that you can take wherever you go" - has seen its initial release delayed.
Originally the Steam Deck was on track for a December 2021 release for the United States, Canada, European Union, and the United Kingdom. This is now changing to February 2022 as Valve deals with "global supply chain issues". That thing that has made getting just about any bit of new gaming gear over the past year... difficult.
"We’re sorry about this—we did our best to work around the global supply chain issues, but due to material shortages, components aren’t reaching our manufacturing facilities in time for us to meet our initial launch dates," says Valve. "Based on our updated build estimates, Steam Deck will start shipping to customers February 2022. This will be the new start date of the reservation queue—all reservation holders keep their place in line but dates will shift back accordingly. Reservation date estimates will be updated shortly after this announcement."
For more on the Steam Deck, including hardware specs, head here