Valve has ended speculation over a Linux port of their Steam games system, with marketing VP Doug Lombardi telling GamesIndustry that the company is not working on a version for the open-source platform. Rumors of the Linux build began in earnest back in May 2010, when several unreleased Steam Linux binaries were discovered; these appeared to be undergoing active development by Valve themselves.
"There’s no Linux version that we’re working on right now." Doug Lombardi, Valve Corporation
At the time, despite the public identification of the binaries, Valve made no move to hide or remove them. The company subsequently released Steam for OS X, bringing the service to Mac users, but has made no official comment until now about potential development of a Linux version.