Yep you heard it right, games development giant Valve have lifted the lid on their plans to bring the Steam platform to Ubuntu 12.04
Valve has initially been working on a solid port for Left 4 Dead 2 and a pretty much fully-functional Steam client that runs natively on Ubuntu (no Wine in sight!).
Once they’ve ironed out performance and application support on Ubuntu they plan to spread the net to other distros – hopefully we’ll see full support for the Source Engine and future games being released across Windows, Mac OS X and your favourite flavour of Linux.
Can’t help but wonder if the rumoured Steam Console will turn out to be Penguin-Powered? It’ll certainly keep licensing costs down…
Scribbled by Tom