Left 4 Dead 2 screenshot
Left 4 Dead 2 screenshot

Valve (developer of hit games Half-Life, Left 4 Dead, Portal and more) has outlined its plans to bring Steam and an assortment of games to Linux, initially starting with Ubuntu.

In a post on Valve's Linux blog, the company made clear its intentions for the platform with three clear goals:

  • getting the Steam client onto Linux with full functionality
  • optimizing a version of L4D2 running at a high frame rate with OpenGL
  • porting additional Valve titles

While Valve is starting with Ubuntu, the company has stated that it will look into supporting other Linux distributions in the future.

VideoGamer.com Analysis

Which Valve game would you like ported to Ubuntu once work on L4D2 is complete? Team Fortress 2 perhaps?

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Game Stats

Release Date: 20/11/2009
Developer: Valve
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Genre: First Person Shooter
No. Players: 1-8
Rating: BBFC 18
Site Rank: 509 26
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