Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 16th Sep 2013 21:44 UTC

Gabe Newell, the co-founder and managing director of Valve, said today that Linux is the future of gaming despite the minuscule share of the market it has today.

That seems hard to believe, given that Newell acknowledged Linux gaming generally accounts for less than one percent of the market by any measure including players, player minutes, and revenue. But Valve is going to do its best to make sure Linux becomes the future of gaming by extending its Steam distribution platform to hardware designed for living rooms.

"Half-Life 3 - SteamBox/Linux exclusive". There, chicken and egg problem solved.

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All right then, it's a start (i'm a star citizen backer myself but it somehow slipped me that they're going linux too).

Honestly, I hope they gain enough momentum to make more publishers consider linux ports (proper ports, not some directx-on-opengl translation hackjobs) and this doesn't turn into another "year of desktop linux" but for games.

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