SteamOS, Linux, and Steam Machines

While it’s true Steam Machines aren’t exactly flying off the shelves, our reasons for striving towards a competitive and open gaming platform haven’t significantly changed. We’re still working hard on making Linux operating systems a great place for gaming and applications. We think it will ultimately result in a better experience for developers and customers alike, including those not on Steam.

Through the Steam Machine initiative, we’ve learned quite a bit about the state of the Linux ecosystem for real-world game developers out there. We’ve taken a lot of feedback and have been heads-down on addressing the shortcomings we observed. We think an important part of that effort is our ongoing investment in making Vulkan a competitive and well-supported graphics API, as well as making sure it has first-class support on Linux platforms.

Valve has done a lot for Linux gaming, and it’s good to hear they pledge to continue doing so.

51 Comments

  1. liamdawe 2018-04-04 10:00 pm EST
    • Darkmage 2018-04-04 10:37 pm EST
      • ilovebeer 2018-04-05 4:27 am EST
        • Alfman 2018-04-05 4:45 am EST
          • coherence 2018-04-05 7:04 am EST
          • Alfman 2018-04-05 1:53 pm EST
          • coherence 2018-04-06 8:55 am EST
          • Alfman 2018-04-07 5:32 pm EST
        • juzzlin 2018-04-05 6:23 am EST
          • ahferroin7 2018-04-05 12:28 pm EST
          • Alfman 2018-04-05 2:07 pm EST
          • ahferroin7 2018-04-05 2:38 pm EST
          • Alfman 2018-04-05 3:12 pm EST
          • Alfman 2018-04-05 4:22 pm EST
        • moltonel 2018-04-05 1:14 pm EST
          • ilovebeer 2018-04-05 3:14 pm EST
          • Alfman 2018-04-05 4:06 pm EST
          • ilovebeer 2018-04-05 5:29 pm EST
          • moltonel 2018-04-05 5:49 pm EST
          • ilovebeer 2018-04-05 7:19 pm EST
          • moltonel 2018-04-06 11:03 am EST
          • Wondercool 2018-04-06 2:56 pm EST
          • ilovebeer 2018-04-06 5:43 pm EST
          • moltonel 2018-04-07 11:14 pm EST
          • ilovebeer 2018-04-08 12:11 am EST
          • Soulbender 2018-04-07 5:49 am EST
          • moltonel 2018-04-07 11:28 pm EST
          • Soulbender 2018-04-07 6:26 am EST
      • Kochise 2018-04-05 4:48 am EST
        • kwan_e 2018-04-05 5:48 am EST
          • juzzlin 2018-04-05 6:28 am EST
          • kwan_e 2018-04-05 7:27 am EST
          • Soulbender 2018-04-05 7:43 am EST
          • kwan_e 2018-04-05 9:48 am EST
          • juzzlin 2018-04-05 10:37 am EST
          • Soulbender 2018-04-05 12:00 pm EST
          • zima 2018-04-08 12:10 am EST
          • Sauron 2018-04-05 8:13 am EST
          • kwan_e 2018-04-05 9:42 am EST
          • juzzlin 2018-04-05 10:34 am EST
          • tidux 2018-04-05 8:32 pm EST
          • ssokolow 2018-04-05 8:48 pm EST
          • computrius 2018-04-05 2:30 pm EST
          • liamdawe 2018-04-05 9:34 am EST
        • Darkmage 2018-04-05 8:47 am EST
  2. Risthel 2018-04-05 11:34 am EST
  3. jpkx1984 2018-04-05 12:14 pm EST
  4. drcouzelis 2018-04-05 1:04 pm EST
    • moltonel 2018-04-05 1:34 pm EST
      • BluenoseJake 2018-04-05 5:10 pm EST
  5. hdjhfds 2018-04-05 5:52 pm EST