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Steam now has over 1800 games available for SteamOS & Linux

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I have to admit that 1,800 is a pretty nice looking number. We have come such a long way in such a short amount of time it's really unreal at times. It's still just a number, but it's a mighty fine number that it is.

Releases did slow down quite a bit last month and that has continued a into this month, but that's not really surprising given the time of year.

We have many more to look forward to this year, some indie, some AAA. Give us some thoughts on what you're looking forward to, and what you think we are missing.

Now, where's my cake?
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GustyGhost 20 January 2016 at 9:36 pm UTC
Agree with the slowdown. Some of the slowing probably comes from Valve pulling titles from the list for not meeting certain standards as they were doing right before Steam Machine launch.

Once we surpass 2000, it would probably be in everyone's interest to stop celebrating every multiple of 100.
Seegras 20 January 2016 at 10:17 pm UTC
Once upon a time I had every title available for Linux. Now I've got 1238 out of these 1800 on Steam. I still _could_ buy them all, but slowly, the realisation dawns that very soon, I won't be able to do, and besides, I totally have not interest in certain things, like soccer (in any form whatsoever). Or 2D platformer (though I do have quite many of those). Or bullet-hells. Sometimes I do buy games that don't really interest me, just because they run on Linux (except if they're about soccer).

I also have a list of some 60 games that are on steam, but not available for Linux there, but elsewhere. And another one of 20 games using Unity, that work on Linux, but are not released officially for Linux.

And there are even more, if you look at (defunct) desura, humblebundle and itch.io. I totally lost the overview there.

And all that is not counting open-source games.


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Kimyrielle 20 January 2016 at 10:29 pm UTC
There was a time when Loki's dozen ports were pretty much the only commercially produced games for Linux. Times have changed! I have to admit that I am so spoiled these days that I stopped looking at how many games launch for Linux, just at what quality they have and if I am interested in the genre. We can even afford to be picky these days! And that's a good thing.

Still a shame that we have 1,800 games and not -one- major MMO title. Getting one is my biggest hope for 2016. That and a Fallout 4 port.
Avehicle7887 20 January 2016 at 10:43 pm UTC
I remember when I was dabbling with Linux in the mid 2000's and the only games I had were Loki's ports and other id Software games. Unity has changed many things in the Linux gaming world, giving devs the tools to work with is probably the biggest encouragement they can get.

However there's one thing with those 1,800 games: Quantity over Quality, and I'd rather have it the other way around. Regardless of that it's still great news.

Slightly off topic: It doesn't have an official announcement on GOL yet but the newly released "A boy and his blob" is an awesome game, and runs well in Linux (even on Intel HD Graphics).
Swiftpaw 20 January 2016 at 11:19 pm UTC
Come on Elder Scrolls 6!

And ANYTHING from Valve!

And any of those other big game series that we don't have on Linux yet!

...and all the cool indy games, too.
Swiftpaw 20 January 2016 at 11:22 pm UTC
I'll go with my list from earlier:

0. Valve games.
1. Serious Sam 4
2. Contagion
3. XCOM 2 GOTY edition (because I reject DLC price gouging hell)
4. Dead Island 2
5. The Dying Light expansion: The Following
6. Yooka-Laylee
7. Batman: Arkham Knight, if they ever fix the performance of the damn thing.
8. Firewatch
9. Shadow Warrior 2
10. Any and all other nice surprises of awesome games.
Guest 21 January 2016 at 12:03 am UTC
There seems to be a lot of decent indie games, some great early access games ( with poor performance ) and not really any AAA to speak of or even any mention of.

I cant believe its Vulkan everyone is waiting for there is still a steep learning curve with that too.
Zelox 21 January 2016 at 12:50 am UTC
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1;ED(want a linux port)
2:Xcom2
3: Darksiders 2
4:Witcher 3
5:BattleBorn
6:Street fighter V
7:No Man Sky
8:Homeworld remastered / desert of kharak
9:Mount and blade 2
10:And some unexpected stuff that could get me hyped

Hopefully I can get them all, but no linux no buy : /.


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cRaZy-bisCuiT 21 January 2016 at 1:00 am UTC
I'm waiting for "Homefront: Revolution"! The game looks just incredible!

What I'm missing is a really nice RTS game on linux. There're so many turn based strategy games and I really don't like that kind of game at all. Blizzard? Where are you? I wanna have a native Linux port!!!!! Those guys seem to sleep still.

+1 for "The Witcher III" of course. Actually I did write an E-Mail to them asking for their linux release schedule for that game as well as GOG Universe. Let's just see what they'll answer.

+1 Batman

+1 for some very nice indie games (please don't spam low quality games like what in the past happened) as well as some more nice AAA titles.

PS: Valve? Humble? GOG? Ryan C. Gordon? Feral? I do love you guys! As well as many more people and companies who do commit in investing in our so beloved OS!


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Madeanaccounttocomment 21 January 2016 at 1:28 am UTC
KimyrielleStill a shame that we have 1,800 games and not -one- major MMO title. Getting one is my biggest hope for 2016. That and a Fallout 4 port.

I was kind of satisfying my craving for MMO's with ESO in Wine. It has surprisingly very good performance in Linux and everything works for me. Plus supporting a title with native OpenGL may fall short of supporting linux ports but is a step in the right direction. I'm looking forward to getting back into ESO in February when they release their overhaul of the OpenGL implementation which raises OpenGL support from 2.1 to 4.2.
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