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Portal out of Beta, what's next for Valve's Linux titles?

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That's right yet another title is now official stable enough not be in Beta, that's Portal for Linux!

So then Valve have released a few awesome titles onto Linux and I am sure many will be forever grateful for their Linux push, they still have a few titles still to come and I am wandering, when they will come to Linux?

Portal 2
So we have Portal now, one of Valve's most interesting titles that's for sure but can anyone guess when we will see Portal 2? Portal 2 expands a lot on the first one and includes a co-op mode to play with friends so, it's sure to be another hit! When will it hit though? That's the real question.

The one I am probably most looking forward to is DOTA 2, it's a very competitive game and the types of players you can regularly find can be quite err..horrible? Still if you find good people to play with this is a game like TF2 that can be played for endless hours of fun.

Counter Strike: GO
The latest version of Valve's popular Counter Strike series has yet to hit Linux, with it's graphical updates, new maps and game types this is sure to be a hit with FPS on Linux.

Left 4 Dead
So we have Left 4 Dead 2 in Beta forum but, will we get the original game? That remains to be seen but a few people do seem to prefer the balance in the original over the current version. I'm unsure on this one, since L4D2 includes the original campaign but of course it plays differently, this is why I think they won't port the original as the newer version has that.

We also have a good list of Valve titles that are still in beta including Left 4 Dead 2, Half-Life 2 and it's episodes, so they still need a bit of further polishing.

The question is folks, can you guess when they will be released? This is just for a bit of fun, if you have played the titles before in say Wine or Windows (I know some of you dual boot, I am still 'guilty' of having Windows on a very small partition!)  let us know how you found them and are they worth it for prospective Linux only purchasers?

Personally the way I think it will go down for future Valve titles on Linux will be (in order appearance on Linux);
  • Portal 2
  • Counter Strike: Global Offensive
  • DOTA2, I don't think we will see DOTA2 until next year either so prepare for a long wait!

One of the main reasons I think it will be a little slow is taking into account the amount of games still in Beta, if you look at their Github's they have a fair few bug reports open so I think the Valve Linux guys may have a lot of work ahead of them before they do yet another port! Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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KIAaze Jun 28, 2013
Why does it not show the tux icon yet in the steam store page?
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