After a long wait in now seems as though Steam for Linux might actually be arriving in the next couple of months. Valve’s gaming distribution software Steam, has been available on PC systems since it was revealed to the public on 22 March 2002 at the Game Developers Conference.
Since then the game platform has arrived on Mac systems worldwide on May 12, 2010. Providing a much needed gaming service for the neglected Mac gaming scene.
Now Michael Larabel has confirmed that a Linux edition of the Steam software is currently in the works, and has already got Left 4 Dead 2 running natively on Ubuntu 11.10 with AMD Catalysts drivers. No date has been announced for the release of Steam on Linux but as soon as we hear anything else we will keep you updated.
Steam has grown from strength to strength over the years since its launch and as of January 2012, there are 1504 games available through Steam, and 40 million active user accounts, with concurrent users peaking to 5 million on January 2, 2012.