Steam is currently one of the biggest digital PC game stores, and now it’s finally coming to ChromeOS. Google announced during its Google for Games Developer Summit that the Steam alpha has launched for select Chromebooks.
While only a brief mention, this is big news, considering that in 2020 Google announced it was working on Steam support for ChromeOS.
The event mentions Steam is about 14 minutes and it’s only for 13 seconds.
In addition to Steam on Chromebooks, Google also talked about its revised plans for its game streaming service, Stadia. The company has said that it plans to introduce free game demos and testing, and is also looking to make things easier for developers.
Google hasn’t revealed much about Steam’s coming to Chromebooks, and it makes a lot of sense that this is just an alpha launch, and will be a bit rough around the edges. The company didn’t reveal details about the launch timeline, such as when the beta version will be out and when it plans to release the public.
Note, the alpha version is being made available only on select Chromebooks. Google didn’t mention which computers Steam would be available on. However, as per an earlier report by 9to5googleThe list of Chromebooks that support Steam includes Acer Chromebook 514 (CB514-1h), Acer Chromebook 515, Acer Chromebook Spin 713 (CP713-3W), ASUS Chromebook Flip CX5 (CX5500), ASUS Chromebook CX9 (CX9400), HP Pro Huh. c640 G2 Chromebook, unknown/unreleased Chromebook from Lenovo.
For more information about this, you should take a look at the Chromebook community forums. However, as of now, no official update has been posted in it.
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