Steam On Linux Hits 1,800 Games Available

Written by Michael Larabel in Valve on 20 January 2016 at 08:49 AM EST. 30 Comments
This morning marks 1,800 Linux-native games being available via Valve's Steam service.

While last year there were some times when more than 100 games would be released for Linux on Steam in less than one month, in going from 1,700 to 1,800 it's taken about a month and a half, but then again Christmas and New Year's fell in between. (For what it's worth, after being alerted by a reader, on some page loads this morning of the Steam store I'm still seeing 1,799 while other times I see 1,800.

The latest games hitting Steam on Linux are Run Rabbit Run, Cloney, To Burn In Memory, and other indie titles. Some of the recent more popular Linux game title releases part of this latest 100 batch have been Medieval II: Total War Collection, Divinity: Original Sin EE, and Saints Row.

There are 1,800 Steam Linux games available, but the reported Linux market-share remains at just around 1%. It will be interesting to see how that changes throughout 2016 and what other high profile Linux games see ports. Of interest to a number of readers is surely next month's XCOM2 release with Linux support. Whatever interesting Linux games get released in 2016 that are benchmark-friendly, of course, you can expect to find them tested on Phoronix.
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