Report: Steam Client for Linux Well Under Way

According to Michael Larabel of Phoronix, Valve is developing a Steam client for the Linux operating system. The story began to take shape last month when Larabel tweeted that Valve's Gabe Newell had reached out to him about a Linux build of the client software. Today Larabel tweeted that he flew to Valve headquarters in Bellevue, Washington for a personal meeting.

"Steam is coming to Linux," he replied in response to a question on Twitter following that announcement.

Another tweet revealed that Valve has a whole bunch of plans related to Linux:

"#valve does have Linux games coming plus other very positive Linux plans… I'll briefly post some screenshots and such tonight."

Those screenshots have yet to be posted. On top of all that, a post in NeoGAF forums details Larabel on Phoronix IRC talking about his tour of Valve HQ and that he ran Linux binaries of the Steam client himself while there.

Hopefully Larabel will release those images at some point soon to further confirm his public statements on the matter…

Source: Polygon

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    E. Zachary Knight says:

    Not all Steam games. That would require the cooperation and effort by hundreds of studios, many of which don't even have Mac versions yet.

    However, there are a number of indie games that already do have Linux support that would be able to sell on the Linux Steam client. For example, every game that has been a part of a Humble Bundle will have Linux support at launch of the new client.

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    nighstalker160 says:

    So would this mean all the Steam games would work with Linux? If so that would be HUGE for Linux. But I doubt that's what it really means

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