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52. Re: Valve on Linux Plans Oct 31, 2012, 11:35 Beamer
 
Verno wrote on Oct 30, 2012, 14:30:
large company like Valve is willing to put their weight behind it but there is a lot that needs to be done, the lack of a unifying API like DirectX is particularly troublesome when it comes to games adoption on Linux despite the Win32 emulation advances.

Is Valve doing this because they believe in Linux or are they doing this because they believe a Windows 8 store has the potential to completely obliterate their primary revenue stream so they're diversifying and trying to lead their core audience to a new platform?

I'd lean towards the latter, though I think Steam is so well ingrained and has such a niche that they can offer many, many things Microsoft can't and doesn't want to. It may prevent Steam Applications from taking off, but Steam will remain the primary hardcore gaming store for the foreseeable future.
 
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