Valve has initiated efforts to establish and promote gaming on Linux based systems, as they created a forum called Valve Linux in conjunction with an experienced team of developers for the task.
The team was set up last year, and through its efforts, Valve has plans of bringing Steam and the famous zombie-shooter title Left 4 Dead 2 to the popular Ubuntu Operating System.
However, the developers have stated that this move is just the beginning, and lots of time remains before we can claim Linux-based Ubuntu to be a fully gaming-supported OS.
“Based on the success of our efforts around Ubuntu, we will look at supporting other distributions in the future,” stated Valve.
The basic version of Steam and Left 4 Dead 2 have successfully been run natively on Ubuntu.
“We’ll be posting more information about those projects (and others) on a regular basis. Since this is a new effort for the team, we’d love to hear your opinions about the blog so shoot us an email. We also encourage you to leave comments and ideas for future postings. We want this to be a community of game developers, communicating with each other and talking about current efforts and future efforts in a powerfully creative environment.”
We expect to hear more about these efforts soon. If you want to be a part of the move, you can visit the forums and share your knowledge of things.
Good work Valve!