This week on The Chrome Cast, we’re excited to welcome our contributing writer – Luke Short – who is well versed in the development that is ongoing with the gaming changes coming to Chrome OS in the coming months. Between ‘Mushu’ and a dedicated GPU in the works for a Chromebook, the Borealis project (which is bringing Steam games to Chrome OS), Proton (which brings Windows games to Linux for Steam), and the all-new Steam Deck handheld gaming PC, we stick to gaming and gaming alone in this episode.
All of these things are working together towards a gaming revolution that is on the way for Chromebook users. Better GPUs mixed with the custom Steam container (Borealis) creates a combo that will make Steam games legitimately possible for Chromebooks in the near future. Proton opens the door for Windows games to be seamlessly played in this setting and the new Steam Deck only propels the impending availability of the 50,000+ Steam games with Valve hoping to have 100% compatibility for their entire library by December when the Steam Deck (which runs on Linux) actually launches. It all works together to create a very compelling case for local gaming on Chromebooks by the end of 2021, and we can’t wait to see it happen.
- What Steam Deck Means for Chromebooks and Borealis
- An AMD dGPU Chromebook is Coming!
- Gaming on Chrome OS in a pre-Borealis world
- Steam Deck landing page
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