ProtonDB, the unofficial website that gathers reports of how games run with Steam Play on Linux has another data-dump available, so here's another monthly run-down of the data.
Firstly, we've seen a nice increase in the amount of games reported to be playable. When I took a look over the data last month, ProtonDB was reporting exactly 5,200 as games that "work" which has now risen to 5,539 so the growth there is quite healthy.
Onto some other data, here's how many reports we're seeing being made by users over time:
I'm actually somewhat surprised to see less in June, since Steam Play Proton had 4.2-6, 4.2-7 and 4.2-8 all released in the same month. I usually expect people to go back and re-test, but thinking on it more unless there's something different to report it's not likely worth it if the game continues to work fine.
Here's a look at what types of reports people were submitting, to give us an idea of how well things are going in Steam Play land:
That's a very healthy amount of Platinum reports being sent in although a little less than May, but there's quite a big drop in the amount of "Borked" reports (910 in May, 907 April) too.
Let's dive a little deeper and look at the actual games being reported across June:
|Name||# of reports|
|Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night||60|
|The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt||43|
|Path of Exile||40|
|Grand Theft Auto V||37|
|My Friend Pedro||27|
|Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice||22|
|The Elder Scrolls Online||19|
|Kao the Kangaroo: Round 2||18|
|Rising Storm 2: Vietnam||18|
|They Are Billions||17|
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night being the big new one, released on Steam on June 18th it's not really a surprise to see it so high up, especially since they cancelled the Linux version that was promised during the Kickstarter. Thankfully, as you will see below Steam Play saves the day a bit here.
Now let's break that down a bit further, what games were getting a lot of Platinum level reports this month?
|Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night||42|
|The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt||39|
|My Friend Pedro||19|
|Kao the Kangaroo: Round 2||18|
|Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice||18|
|Path of Exile||17|
|Risk of Rain 2||15|
|Age of Empires II HD||15|
|Deep Rock Galactic||11|
|Grand Theft Auto V||10|
Nice to see that the recent release of My Friend Pedro (June 20th) also seems to be working well going by the number of reports.
Something a little different that I've not tried to parse before, is to look at games that only appeared on ProtonDB in the month we're looking at. In this case, these are the top 10 titles with the most Platinum reports that are newly reported (not released) in June:
|Name||Release Date||Platinum #|
|My Friend Pedro||20 Jun, 2019||19|
|SpaceEngine||11 Jun, 2019||8|
|OCTOPATH TRAVELER||7 Jun, 2019||7|
|Muse Dash||20 Jun, 2019||7|
|Devolver Bootleg||10 Jun, 2019||4|
|Sankaku Renai: Love Triangle Trouble||31 May, 2019||3|
|Sinking Island||4 Oct, 2007||3|
|Cris Tales (demo)||2020||3|
|Rescue HQ - The Tycoon||28 May, 2019||3|
|Monster Girl Island: Prologue||20 Jun, 2019||3|
That's it for the actual games but what about hardware and software? As for what Linux distribution the reports are coming from, here's our usual look over that:
As well as the CPU/GPU people are using:
As a reminder for those not aware, we're running a dedicated Steam Tracker Page to keep an eye on the Linux market share, languages and more. Recently added tracking for Russian language use on Steam and more will be added over time. It will be updated with the June market share details once Valve update it.
With Valve continuing their commitment to Linux gaming, I'm still very interested to see exactly how they will be advertising Steam Play on store pages as they've yet to announce any details on that.
For those interested, the public data is stored here on GitHub.