Valve decided: new versions of Ubuntu will receive support for Steam

Last week, Valve announced that it would stop supporting Steam for Ubuntu because the operating system's developers

systems abandoned 32-bit architecture. Now the OS authors have decided to reconsider their views, returning to a conservative approach to development.

What is known

Hearing the indignation of gamers, Canonical leftsupport for 32-bit architecture, which is needed to run Steam, as well as most games. Previously, Valve was not sure whether Steam would be able to ensure stable operation after the Ubuntu update, but now believes that the store will be available to users at least until version 20.04 is released.

At the same time, Valve noted that partSteam functionality may be affected after updating to 19.10. But the company will be able to continue working on adjusting the Steam distribution model without bringing new headaches to users.

"That's all, at present we cannotbe specific about which distributions will be supported in the future; expect more news on this front in the coming months. We remain committed to supporting Linux as a gaming platform," Valve wrote.