Speculation gears are flowing following a batch of recent commits to Gamescope.
Thanks to the ChimeraOS team, a new feature has recently been merged into GameScope: the –force-orientation option. Basically, what this allows users to do is to force the screen orientation via the command line when they’re using GameScope. A common problem that PC handhelds face – albeit for the Deck – is that the screen is in portrait mode rather than in landscape. With this merge, this problem can now be fixed with:
GameScope, the micro-compositor formerly known as steamcompmgr, recently merged support for NVIDIA’s image scaling technology as of yesterday. Theoretically this means NVIDIA users should now be able to make use of GameScope (just make sure you add -Y or –nis-upscaling when using). Previously, only AMD users could make use of the technology (technically Intel has it too, albeit in limited capacity). Don’t get too excited. Someone has already reported that the scaling technology doesn’t work on a 940M.