Valve Rumoured to be Launching Steam for Linux

Valve, the company behind the Steam online gaming portal, is in the process of launching Steam for Linux OS, following the release of the Mac version a few days ago.

A report in The Telegraph reveals that Valve has hinted at a possible Linux version of the popular gaming service being launched "in the coming months".

The company has given no official confirmation of a plan to create Steam for Linux , but Ozcar Guide reports that it won't be long before the company releases an official statement.

According to the technology blog, a lot of games available on Steam are Linux-friendly, including Doom 3, Unreal Tournament 2004, Quake Wars and World of Goo.

Veteran gamers predict that Valve will initially supply its Steam for Linux client with a similar range of games to those offered with the Mac version. These include Counter Strike, Half-Life 2 and Team Fortress 2.

Valve released Steam for Mac with the promise of releasing a fresh batch of games every Wednesday. Valve's Steam for Windows client currently boasts over 150,000 games.