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Google says Steam is coming to ‘choose’ Chromebooks

The rumors of Steam coming to Chromebooks had been true. As 9to5Google reports, Google mentioned in its Video games Developer Summit keynote {that a} Steam alpha take a look at for Chrome OS might be accessible for “choose” Chromebooks. Particulars weren’t accessible as of this writing, however Google pointed would-be gamers to a (at the moment unavailable) Chromebook neighborhood discussion board put up. We have requested the corporate for extra data.

A February leak at 9to5 could have revealed the initially supported {hardware}. On the time, Steam would solely run on a trio of Acer Chromebooks (together with the Spin 713), ASUS’ Chromebook CX9 and Flip CX5, HP’s Professional c640 G2 and an unnamed Lenovo mannequin. You could be restricted to fashions with not less than an Eleventh-gen Core i5 and 7GB of RAM, too. This would not be surprising given the calls for of many Steam video games, nevertheless it may rule out many entry-level laptops and well-known fashions just like the Galaxy Chromebook 2.

This might be an alpha, and there are already hints Google will widen assist. The larger query may encompass gaming. Which titles will work? Will Steam builders must optimize video games for Chromebooks? All the identical, it could be welcome for players who’ve needed a Chromebook however needed extra to play than Android video games and cloud providers might provide.

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