Steam is a digital distribution, games management, multiplayer, communications platform developed by Valve corporation. Valve uses it to distribute games and media online. Steam also has community features as well as in-game chat and video functionality.
Steam is available for Windows and Mac, but it is still not available for Linux platform. We had got a hint in the past that it should come on Linux soon but there had not been any official announcement for it. And now it seems highly unlikely that it is coming for Linux anytime soon.
GamesIndustry.biz interviewed Valve’s marketing VP Doug Lombardi. The last question was if Valve is working on a Steam version for Linux. Here is the exact question and statement about it:
Q: Final question, and one I’m sure you’re not super-keen to answer, but I promised one of our tech guys I’d ask it. What truth is there to rumours that you’re also working on a Linux version of Steam?
Doug Lombardi: There’s no Linux version that we’re working on right now.
Hardcore gamers and analysts may term this statement as a company policy of not disclosing facts. But we are pretty assured now that Steam is not coming on Linux in the near future.