Linux Gaming on Steam rose in August 2019 to 0.08 percent of the complete player base. The fresh information emerges after the August study was published by the gaming client, Steam.
A lot of other information was also disclosed during the study, including the most common OS, GPU, and CPU.
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Linux Gaming saw a rise of 0.01 percent from July’s month. The past month’s information generally ranged from 0.75% to 0.8% after lastly settling down to 0.8%.
During the study, several other interesting information was also disclosed in addition to the Linux gaming user base. The Steam-based Linux favorite OS for gaming turned out to be Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS 64 bit, gaining 15.99 percent of the complete share. Ubuntu occupied the second place 19.04 64 bit with an 11.08 percent share, while the Manjaro Linux 64 bit was in third place.
The Nvidia GTX 1060 was the most used GPU for Linux consumers; its share among the gamers also improved by 0.64%. The launch of the Nvidia GTX 1660 and 1660 Ti, which replaced the older 1060 and lowered its prices in the process, could be credited with this increase. The Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti should be as strong and comparatively inexpensive as the GTX 1070.
The mere rise in Linux’s player base may not seem impressive upfront, but this rise is important year-on-year. The player base was only 0.58 percent in August 2018 and is now 0.22 percent higher at 0.8 percent. The increase in the player base can also be credited with the launch of Steam Play, which made it possible to play on Linux for several Windows games. Several developers are also working hard to ensure that famous games such as DOOM and Borderlands 2 run natively on Linux without any WINE-like API. Every month, the amount of indigenous Linux games continues to increase.
The player base is continuously increasing, according to the trend, and will very quickly achieve the 1 percent mark. Also, we must also remember that Steam surveys are based on user-reported information. So it is feasible that the Linux gaming on Steam may already be on a player base of 1 percent, but players do not report it.
Several gamer-friendly modifications have been created recently. Nvidia published a lot of hardware papers from its GPUs just a few weeks ago to promote the creation of open-source drivers on Linux. You can read the complete August 2019 Steam Survey here.