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Let's see if this means that the limited beta starts soon.
Originally Posted by Frank (VALVE)
The beta selection must be just around the corner, this just showed up as a platform icon within the last couple of days (wasn't there a few days back at least):
Originally Posted by entropy
Since a lot of Linux users are new to dealing with Valve... Let me explain that there is "soon" which means weeks and then there is Valve's "soon" which means years.
Originally Posted by Kamikaze
"just around the corner" could still mean months of waiting. That's just Valve's style. Valve got everybody all riled up for Portal 2 many months before they even released the game, and many gamers were "absolutely sure" the game was going to come out "next week".. Why else would Valve intentionally get people all riled up and excited for the release of Portal 2, only to have weeks and weeks and weeks go by without putting out a game.
I think Michael (from Phoronix) mentioned that the beta would start during Octoberfest.. Like most gamers often do, seriously underestimating what Valve defines as "soon".
Honestly, I don't personally expect to get beta access to Valve's Linux client until Christmas, and that's being optimistic. Maybe some lucky people that didn't go to UDS are going to get access next month because Valve does some cherry picking from the survey results... But that's a big maybe..
You're right in posting this, and it's good to drum that into everyone's head so people don't get let down if the announcement doesn't happen soon (or they don't get chosen for the limited beta). Having said that, I'm still optimistic they'll be e-mailing the first 1000 people for the limited invite-only beta within a week or two based on this other comment by a valve employee on 2nd Nov:
Originally Posted by Sidicas
Of course, with Valve time I could be completely wrong... and I do agree that the public release of the client probably won't be until next year sometime... though I hope valve can surprise me
Originally Posted by Frank