Valve makes Portal 2 beta available for Linux




Valve has the beta version of the puzzle game Portal 2 made available for Linux. Valve previously gave all games like Left 4 Dead 2, Team Fortress 2, Dota 2 Half-Life 2 and its expansions previously released for Linux users.

To the Portal 2 Linux beta to play, gamers have to have Steam Portal 2 in their library. By navigating to the properties of the game participating in the beta can be ingschakeld, after which the game is available for Linux.

Pierre-Loup Griffais Valve made ​​the news announced on the Steam Community. In September of last year suggested Gabe Newell, CEO of Valve he sees Linux and open source as the future of gaming. He states that can not compete with closed platforms as open platforms that allow more innovation. Valve has in February 2013 the Steam client for Linux and has since been engaged in transferring his games to Linux. In addition, the developer and publisher in December 2013 SteamOS released, based on Linux.

The only Valve title that has not yet come to Linux, but where demand is strong, is Counter-Strike. Global Offensive According to the developer, the Linux port is still in the making. Under known non-Valve titles that are now on Linux, are available Metro: Last Light, Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Europa Universalis IV and Football Manager 2014.

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