Wednesday, April 25

Valve Working on Steam Client and Source Engine for Linux, Left 4 Dead 2 Already Playable


Michael Larabel over at Phoronix met with Gabe Newell at Valve offices confirming that Steam Linux Client and Source Engine Games are being ported to Linux.

Michael had an opportunity to try Left 4 Dead 2 natively on Linux and according to him, Gabe have thought of some amazing plans for Linux gaming. 

I am still struck by just how interested Valve is in Linux as a platform; it is certainly beyond my original expectations. This Linux work just is not some half-assed attempt by them to make it look like they are a Linux-friendly organization. Gabe's vision to support, embrace, and promote Linux are amazing, assuming they execute, which looks to be very high probability at this point.

Valve is already hiring new employees to work on Linux ports and Gabe himself is currently working with Linux team.

Read more about it on Phoronix.

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