Steam For Linux Adds 1000 Perfectly Playable Windows Games In Under A Week


Six days ago there were less than 5000 games available to install and play on Steam for Linux. Following Valve’s incredible Steam Play update, which adds streamlined compatibility layers for Windows-only games, that number is potentially much, much higher. Granted, not everything works out of the gate as there’s a daunting amount of work and optimization remaining. But one fact stands tall: In less than a week the number of perfectly playable games on Steam for Linux increased by nearly 1000 titles.

That’s an increase of almost 20% practically overnight, and it’s guaranteed to climb higher as the Linux community continues testing the enormous library of Windows games on their favorite Linux distributions.

It’s worth pointing out that your mileage may vary depending on GPU driver version and operating system. Note that Ubuntu accounts for 37% of all submissions (Arch Linux is in 2nd place), and 64% of users are running on Nvidia.

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