Linux News Today: Achievement Unlocked, There Are Now Over 2,000 Games on Steam for Linux
Yes, that’s right, you’re reading it correctly: as of today, March 31, 2016, there are over 2,000 games on Steam that offer support for the Linux platform, including Valve’s SteamOS gaming operating system based on Debian GNU/Linux.
And no, this is not April’s Fool prank. The “achievement” of 2,000 Linux games on Steam was unlocked on March 31 because of four new releases, Parallels Cross, Hyper Light Drifter, NeuroVoider, and Blue Sheep. Also, in April we shall see the highly anticipated Tomb Raider 2013 reboot, ported by Feral Interactive.
At the moment of writing this article, there are exactly 2,002 games listed with support for Linux, if you use the “Release date” filter to sort them on either your Steam for Linux client or on the Web-based version.
Yes, the sorting issue that tricked us into believing a couple of months ago that Steam for Linux reached 1,900 games is still there, and it shows a total of 2109 or 2110 titles if you use either of the Relevance, Name, Lowest or Highest Price filters.
What’s next for Steam on Linux?
Well, nothing. Enjoy your 2,000 games, which should keep you guys entertained for the rest of your life, and, of course, if it keeps growing at this rate there will be approximately 100 Linux-native games on Valve’s Steam service every one and a half months.
Steam has around 8,000 games, so we, Linux users, have support for 25% of them right now, and that’s amazing, despite the fact that the Steam for Linux usage remains under 1%. However, on this occasion, we would also like to wish Steam for Linux a happy birthday on its third anniversary, which happened last month on February 14. Happy gaming!