Google has revealed that Steam compatibility for Chrome OS will be available soon. Steam on ChromeOS is currently in alpha testing by the firm. The gaming store, however, will only be available on a limited number of Chromebooks.
Google claimed to have alre ady introduced Steam for Chromebooks during its Games Developer Summit. The corporation, on the other hand, has only lately begun the testing phase.
According to a piece on The Verge,
During the Google for Games Developer Summit, Google announced that select ChromeOS users would be able to start testing Steam, but later changed the message to reflect that the alpha would be “coming soon.”
On the official Chromebook Help website, a Google Support Manager clarified their position:
Our team is working with Valve to bring Steam to Chrome OS, as you may have heard. We’re really thrilled to announce that an early, alpha-quality version of Steam for Chrome OS will be available in the Dev channel for a limited number of Chromebooks in the near future.
For the past two years, Google has been talking about bringing Steam to Chromebooks. Changes to ChromeOS that enabled RGB support were discovered by eagle-eyed fans in January 2022. Additionally, the codenames of a slew of supposed gaming Chromebooks were discovered.
People have been anticipating the introduction of Steam on Chromebooks for years, poring through hundreds of lines of code and developer comments, only for the firm to casually mention it during the event, according to Kyle Bradshaw of 9to5Google.
Google has yet to make an official announcement about Steam’s availability and which devices it will be available on. However, in February, a leaked list surfaced, which included the Acer Chromebook Spin 713 and the HP Pro c640 G2 Chromebook, among others.