If it ever releases at all that is.
We’ve already gone through the possibilities of Half Life 3, if and when it ever comes out, releasing for a limited time on SteamOS. Valve has assured us that they have no “exclusives” planned for the platform, but it does make us wonder – what if Half Life 3 came out to Linux?
For starters, SteamOS has a Linux architecture. Valve could very well use the Steam Machines as a stepping stone to bring SteamOS on to PCs as a legitimate alternative to Windows. It sounds far-fetched, for sure, but so did releasing a living room centric PC and corresponding OS for Steam. Half Life 3 could then arrive for the platform and Linux to further cater to users.
Linux is by no means as complicated to use now as it was a decade ago and there are plenty of easy to install, Linux-based operating systems. If Half Life 3 did arrive for Linux, would you install it? Let us know in the comments below.