Valve’s Steam client first debuted on PC, then made its way to Mac OSX with a companion iOS and Android app released shortly thereafter. One OS the company has yet to make its popular Steam client available on was Linux, that is, until today’s official release.
That’s right – Linux users. Valve has finally released a Steam client for Linux and if that news wasn’t good enough for you to immediately start downloading the application, then the news of Valve discounting the entire catalog of Linux-compatible games anywhere between 50% to 75% will get you to download Steam immediately. The sale will run from today’s release up until February 21 at 10 a.m. PT.
Steam for Linux will also include Big Picture mode and controller support for compatible games, which means if you happen to have a Linux-powered device connected to your TV, you can play games from the comfort of your couch if you choose to.
As unfortunate as yesterday’s news of Valve letting go of a number of its employees, we’re always pleased to hear positive news from companies, especially when it means we can all benefit from a company’s success in some manner. Hopefully you’ll take advantage of this week’s discounts, because we sure will.