Valve had lots to talk about at this week’s GDC, including Steam VR, Steam Link, Steam Controller, and of course, Steam Machines. But as we can now see, it’s not just hardware that’s getting the love. For SteamOS and Linux fans, there are some serious(ly fun) reasons to get excited.
Through its ‘SteamOS Sale‘, Valve reveals a number of titles that are en route for both its SteamOS platform, and Linux in general. Some of these are huge – titles that many Linux gamers have been craving. Shadow of Mordor? Check. PAYDAY 2? Ditto. Batman: Arkham Knight? Surprisingly, yes!
Here’s a list of games that are en route:
- Batman: Arkham Knight
- Company of Heroes 2
- Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number
- Magicka 2
- PAYDAY 2
- Saints Row IV
- Shadow of Mordor
- The Banner Saga
- The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
- Total War: Attila
- Total War: Rome II
Seriously. That’s one heck of an impressive list. Not to ignore some of the hot games that are actually available for SteamOS / Linux now, Valve is also highlighting those: Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, Dying Light, Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth, The Talos Principle, This War Of Mine, and Torchlight II.
While SteamOS is not set to “officially” launch until November, I have to say that we’ve come quite a ways since the release of Steam for Linux. With all of the hardware announcements made at GDC, and now all of the games we know are en route, Linux gaming is really starting to get kicked up a notch.