Steam client coming to Linux later this year - report

Left 4 Dead 2 seen running on open source PC OS.

Full Steam support is on its way to open source PC operating system Linux later this year, according to OS evangelist Michael Larabel.

As detailed on Phoronix, Larabel spent the day at Valve HQ recently to discuss the developer's plans for Linux.

He was reportedly told that a Steam client is currently in the works and should launch in beta towards the end of the year.

What's more, he also posted shots of Left 4 Dead 2 running in Linux. He explained that Valve has been using the zombie shooter to test the system as it has a "stable code base".

We've asked Valve for official comment and will update if one is forthcoming.


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