8 out of the 10 current most popular Steam games support Linux

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What a time to be alive and be a Linux gamer! Not too long ago I would have though this would have been impossible.

Steam top 10 as of this article
- Dota 2
- Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
- Team Fortress 2
- ARK: Survival Evolved
- Football Manager 2016
- Total War™: WARHAMMER® - Supposed to be coming to Linux/SteamOS
- Sid Meier's Civilization V
- Garry's Mod
- Grand Theft Auto V - Not on Linux/SteamOS
- Hearts of Iron IV - Day 1 Linux/SteamOS release today!

So, only one out of the ten current most popular games will probably never see a Linux release. That's an amazing bit of progress. I truly think it's amazing how far we have come as a platform. From the small trickle when Steam first released, to having some of the most popular Steam games on PC right now.

This again shows the importance of day-1 releases for our platform, as Hearts of Iron IV has shot right up into the top ten. It's not just enough to get the games, we need timely releases to prevent the cycle of people feeling they need to boot into Windows.

Top 50
Also, out of the top 50, 26 currently have Linux support with a couple more confirmed to be on their way to Linux. So even though we are still a tiny platform, we have over half of the top 50 most popular games on Steam with that number set to increase soon.

Remember when you feel gloomy about how things are looking, that this is a very healthy indicator right now.

We have a lot to look forward to this year and I can't wait to see how next year goes.

Here's to a continuing trend of getting awesome games! Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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z3ntu 6 Jun, 2016
That's why so many people play it /s
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Kimyrielle 6 Jun, 2016
Wow, I have to admit that I wouldn't have guessed that correctly had anyone asked me what I think is the percentage of top popular games supporting Linux. 80% is pretty darn awesome!

I am still waiting for my Linux MMO, though. :D
Eike 6 Jun, 2016
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Of course, that's a biased top ten. League of Legends e. g. would be in there if it would be on Steam. But it's still great.
Nyamiou 6 Jun, 2016
Quoting: KimyrielleWow, I have to admit that I wouldn't have guessed that correctly had anyone asked me what I think is the percentage of top popular games supporting Linux. 80% is pretty darn awesome!
Blizzard games aren't on Steam and aren't on Linux (I hope this get fixed one day), so the overall percentage is probably a little less than that if you count World Of Warcraft, Hearthstone and Overwatch.
Zelox 6 Jun, 2016
Omg is total war warhammer coming to linux :D.
Edit: Funny I even left a comment but I dont recall this artical.
Well short attention span and short memory.
Keeps me happy I guess :D.


Last edited by Zelox on 6 June 2016 at 8:07 pm UTC
metro2033fanboy 6 Jun, 2016
No DarkSouls 3 announcement yet! ...lame!

goVEGAN
Liam Dawe 6 Jun, 2016
Quoting: EikeOf course, that's a biased top ten. League of Legends e. g. would be in there if it would be on Steam. But it's still great.
This is not about games outside of Steam though, this is directly looking at Steam.
mao_dze_dun 6 Jun, 2016
Until the terrible performance difference is fixed, they can port the entire Steam library to Linux and it still won't matter. Drivers with equal performance to Windows. Not close, not acceptable, not almost - equal. And getting rid of OpenGL like yesterday. Until there is performance parity between Windows and Linux, nothing else matter. Still, that's a lot of progress compared to 4-5 years ago, I'll give you that.
Beamboom 6 Jun, 2016
Quoting: KimyrielleI am still waiting for my Linux MMO, though. :D

Have you tried Ryzom? It's quite alright, in my opinion. At least to scratch that mmorpg itch.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/373720/
tuubi 6 Jun, 2016
Quoting: maodzedunUntil the terrible performance difference is fixed, they can port the entire Steam library to Linux and it still won't matter.
You mean it won't matter to so called hardcore gamers, but it will matter to those of us who won't consider gaming on Windows at all. As long as there's plenty to play, with acceptable performance on reasonable hardware, I don't really care how it runs on other platforms.

Besides, there's no shortage of games on Linux for those of us who don't have the time or the budget for every single hit game out there. And the future looks bright through my penguin-shaped eyewear. Time (and Vulkan) will level the playing field, and everyone shall live happily ever after.
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