Steam and Left 4 Dead 2 coming to Ubuntu
After showing support for almost every major platform in the world, Valve’s Steam will be making its way to Linux via the Ubuntu soon.
Valve Linux has posted up a new blog entry that talks of a 11-man team that was instated last year to port the heavily successful distribution platform to Linux along with the first game – Left 4 Dead 2.
We are on a mission to “strengthen the gaming scene on Linux, both for players and developers. This includes Linux ports of Steam and Valve games, as well as partner games. We are also investigating open source initiatives that could benefit the community and game developers,” it reads.
However this is just the beginning. Valve plans to keep taking steps further soon after by porting the rest of their games and also partner games to Steam on Linux.
“We’re just starting development and working with a single distribution is critical when you are experimenting, as we are. It reduces the variability of the testing space and makes early iteration easier and faster,” says Valve.
“Based on the success of our efforts around Ubuntu, we will look at supporting other distributions in the future.”
The team plans to continuously report their work and are also looking forward to listening to your ideas and suggestions on how they can go ahead with this project and create a “powerfully creative environment.”
So feel free to jump in on to their blog and post your thoughts. After being a gamer depleted OS for such a long time, this move by Valve might give Linux and it’s gamers the break they needed.