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Submission + - Steam for Linux will launch in 2012 (

An anonymous reader writes: Gabe Newell has responded to an email asking if Steam for Linux will be released this year with the simple answer "Yes." That means at some point in the next 7 months anyone running Linux will be able to download Steam and start playing a number of games, including at least one Valve title (most likely Left 4 Dead 2). After that the emphasis will be on game developers to start porting their Steam games over to Linux. 2012 could be a great year for gaming on Linux.

The news follows the revelation in April that Valve was indeed working on a Linux port of its digital games service. At the time though, and as with all Valve software, we had no idea when it would get released.

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Steam for Linux will launch in 2012

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