Steam will be available on some Chromebooks

Steam will make its debut on a new medium, namely Chromebooks, these laptops that run on Chrome OS, Google’s operating system.

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Google took advantage of the Games Developer Summit to formalize the arrival of Steam on Chromebooks, but the details are more than light for the moment. Google has notably given a link for information… but the link is not yet active.

Last month, a leak revealed that Steam shouldn’t work on all Chromebooks. Indeed, it would be available on the Asus Chromebook CX9 and Flip CX5, HP Pro c640 G2 and another Lenovo computer whose model is not yet known. Also, it should at least have an 11th generation Intel Core i5 processor and 7 GB of RAM. This is not really a surprise knowing that we are talking about video games. But those with an entry-level Chromebook at least know they won’t be able to enjoy it.

This will initially be an alpha release and there are already hints that Google will expand support. Perhaps the most important question concerns the games. What titles will work? Either way, this solution might be welcome for gamers who wanted a Chromebook but wanted more games than Android games and cloud services could offer.

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