Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Dota 2 on Linux

Dota 2 on Linux

Dota 2, one of the most awaited games of the decade will run natively on Windows, Mac and Linux platforms.

"We want to make it as easy as possible for the 2,500 games on Steam to run on Linux as well. It's a hedging strategy."
-- Gabe Newell, Valve Corporation's Chief Executive Officer

In 2011, a team was formed within Valve to explore the possibilities of porting the Steam Client and Left 4 Dead 2 to the Ubuntu operating system. Ubuntu was the most popular Linux distribution for desktop computers during that time period.

By February 2013, the Steam client was shipped to Linux gamers with the following playable Valve titles: Counter-Strike: Source, Half-Life, Counter-Strike and Team Fortress 2.

"We’re looking forward to seeing AAA games developed with Ubuntu in mind as part of a multi-platform day and date release on Steam.”
-- David Pitkin, Canonical's Director of Consumer Applications

Once Dota 2 is ready, there would be no need to run WINE just to play Dota 2.

Dota 2 penguin courier anyone?

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