Thursday, September 27, 2012

Valve Beta Testing Steam For Linux Next Month

Valve has some exciting news for Linux users, the company has been working hard on a Linux based Steam client which the feel is almost ready for public consumption.According to Valve's Linux Team blog development on the Steam client for Linux has been progressing well so well that they have announced a limited beta release will be available as soon as next month.

According to Valve's Linux Team blog posting the company is planning to start internal beta testing on the client next week and will launch a closed external beta test some time in October. The external beta test will include 1,000 users who will receive one Valve game and a test build of the client, which is supported for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and later. Valve did not announce which game will be included but it is likely that the unnamed title will be Left 4 Dead 2 (L4D2) as Valve has already spent considerable effort porting that game to Linux.

Valve hasn't post details about signups as of yet but says once they are ready for the external beta test details will be posted on its Linux Team blog. Testers who want to take part should be experienced Linux users; the company suggests that newcomers to the platform should wait for a subsequent version which will include more options and an easier installation.

External Beta News | Valve

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