Valve has announced officialy Steam for Linux.
The first time I heard a rumor about a Steam client for Linux was some months ago on Twitter by one person who is a fan of Linux. I remember I thought that it was a great idea, but didn’t thought it was serious.
Now a couple of months later, the same user posted a tweet saying that now it was confirmed by Linux. They even made a dedicated blog for this.
The first post on the blog, explains that Linux was used already for the Left 4 Dead servers. After there succeed, they tried to port L4D 2 to Ubuntu, and they succeeded too. So now they are focusing in three main things:
- Get the Steam client onto Linux with full functionality
- Optimize a version of L4D2 running at a high frame rate with OpenGL
- Porting additional Valve titles
For now, they are focusing on Ubuntu. The reason is more than obvious. But if you don’t know here is why. Basically is Ubuntu is the most used and popular distribution of Linux. That is what they say, and actually it’s true. But don’t worry, Steam will be avaiable for Ubuntu and all the other Linux’s distributions. Well… at least Valve says that.
In my opinion, I guess this is a start. Who knows? Maybe in the future we wil see other games from other companies than Valve.
Anyways, we have to wait until who knows when. This, because there are no come out dates.