announces the promised
testing of Steam on Chrome OS is getting underway. Word is this will be alpha
testing, and will roll out to a limited number of participants:
with Chrome OS 14583.0.0, the Dev channel will include an early, alpha-quality
version of Steam on Chrome OS for a small set of recent Chromebooks. If you have
one of these Chromebooks (listed below) and decide to give it a try, please send
your feedback - we are in active development and want to incorporate as much
user input as possible.
What do we mean by alpha?
Alpha means anything can break. Due to the inherent instability of the Dev
channel and the in-progress nature of this feature, we don’t recommend trying
this on a Chromebook that you rely on for work, school, or other daily
activities. You will encounter crashes, performance regressions, and
never-before-seen bugs - that’s part of the fun!
Because many games have high performance demands, we’ve focused our efforts thus
far on a set of devices where more games can run well. Currently, Steam can be
enabled in the Dev channel on configurations of these Chromebooks with Intel
Iris Xe Graphics, 11th Gen Core i5 or i7 processors, and at least 8GB of