Valve officially confirmed a new version of 'Steam Play' which includes a modified version of Wine
Valve has now officially announced their new version of 'Steam Play' for Linux gaming using a modified distribution of Wine called Proton, which is available on GitHub.
What many people suspected turned out to be true, DXVK development was actually funded by Valve. They actually employed the DXVK developer since February 2018. On top of that, they also helped to fund: vkd3d (Direct3D 12 implementation based on Vulkan), OpenVR and Steamworks native API bridges, wined3d performance and functionality fixes for Direct3D 9 and Direct3D 11 and more.
Windows games with no Linux version currently available can now be installed and run directly from the Linux Steam client, complete with native Steamworks and OpenVR support.
Seems that various of these "Windows" games will start to show up as "Linux" compatible for installation. You need to be in the Steam Client Beta.
|Valve officially confirm a new version of 'Steam Play' which includes a modified version of Wine
As we speculated previously, Valve have now officially announced their new version of 'Steam Play' for Linux gaming using a modified distribution of Wine, called Proton.