#Valve has been trying their hardest lately to get people to pay more attention to gaming on Linux systems. Their very own #SteamOS (currently in beta) has had a lot of independent support but somewhat limited in the realm of #largertitles. It’s great news that 2K & Aspyr Media recently announced that Borderlands: The Pre-sequel would be launching on Steam OS alongside Windows PC and Mac.
In addition to promising a Borderlands: The Pre-sequel on Steam OS, Aspyr Media also released a port of Borderlands 2 for the operating system at a 75% discount. Even so, 2K and Aspyr support for the Linux-based gaming is only one piece of the puzzle. In order for Valve’s efforts to see significant success in the future, more big studios will have to release their games concurrently on both Linux and Windows so that gamers can see the benefits in the stability and graphics advantages of Steam OS/Linux.
In other recent news, there has been details released showing the marketshare of Windows 7. In this graph it is also apparent that the Linux share is now set at 1.64% of the desktop market. That’s an increase from the last known report, where Linux was slated at a 1.2% just a few short months ago. The platform support is growing and now we are seeing even more attention directed at Linux gaming.