Penguin fans rejoice!
Michael Larabel has posted on Phoronix about his recent visit to Valve. You may remember we posted details of an e-mail he received from Gabe.
Since then, Michael has suggested some Linux developers, one of which who has been hired and another who is currently going through the recruitment process. Even more interesting is the news that Michael has himself visited Valve.
The most interesting part, however, is that Michael himself has seen what Valve are working on.
Valve are indeed working on a Linux native Steam client and Source engine. This is not some sort of "fake" emulation with WINE or similar. This is the real deal. There is a small Linux team (now growing) with even Gabe himself working on it."It has taken longer than most anyone would have anticipated, but the fact remains that Valve is in fact creating a native Linux port of their Steam game distribution client and of the Source Engine to run natively on Linux. Phoronix broke this story, i.e. in 2010 when announcing Valve's officially releasing Steam and the Source Engine for Linux. Unfortunately, it has taken longer for a variety of reasons, which led some gamers to think this was some Phoronix joke or that the information was inaccurate. It was not. Valve's Linux work is finally soon to see the light of day in what will more than likely be the coming months."To read more about Michael's experiences, head on over to Phoronix.