Full Steam Ahead
For those of you who have been abroad the Linux Steam train since the early betas late last year, things are really on the up & up.
Valve has just released its February, 2013 Steam Hardware & Software Survey, and the results are absolutely mind blowing. Linux is now standing strong as a legitimate gaming platform. It now represents 2.02% of all active Steam users. Well 2% is not a game-changing number right now, it is pretty dramatic when you consider a couple of other key metrics. For starters, the Mac represents 3.07% of Steam’s userbase. While that number is over 30% greater than Steam for Linux, it means nothing considering Steam for Mac debuted 3 years ago on May 12, 2010.
The first stable release of Steam for Linux debuted last month. Eat your heart out John Carmack.
This number is only going to go up from here. With the heavy advertising Valve has been doing within the Steam client, and the ease of Linux installation on PC hardware, there will be plenty of people trying out the service on Linux. So, having said that, where do you think the numbers will be next time?