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. …
This contradicts a report from the Telegraph that they had spoken to representatives of Valve who said they were working on a Linux client. I am hoping the marketing and programming departments have simply not been talking to each other.
In the same interview Lombardi lamented that Half Life 2 was such a success that all their games are now expected to chase that standard.
Doug Lombardi: Well, it’s forever going to be competing with Half-Life 2. Everything that we do competes with Half-Life 2. That was a huge, huge launch. It was six million or something in the first year, so we’re always chasing that one.
The full interview can be found here.
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