Google is possibly working with Valve to bring Steam to Chrome OS.
Despite upcoming competition from the likes of Epic Games with their Epic Games Store (which has managed to carve out quite a little niche for itself already), Valve’s Steam storefront is still easily the most dominant one in the PC ecosystem. In many ways, it is synonymous with PC in a gaming sense. And it could be extending to Chrome OS soon.
According to the Android Police, they spoke with Kan Liu, Director of Product Management for Chrome OS. They said that Google is working on bringing support for Steam to Chrome OS so it can be used on Chromebooks. While there’s been workarounds to getting Steam to work on Chrome in the past via Linux, this would be official support.
Chromebooks aren’t exactly known for their power, so gaming capabilities would be limited except for the most high-end ones. But Valve has been good about getting their service to as many people as possible, so it wouldn’t be surprising to see them extend Steam to Chrome OS. We’ll keep you updated as more information becomes available.