Recently, Google announced that some Chromebook users have been able to start testing the Steam application on the ChromeOS platform. During the Google Games Developer Summit event, game product manager Greg Hartell said that the Steam Alpha app has just been launched.
However, not many details have been announced, and this Steam Alpha app has only been released to a limited number of Chromebook users, for testing purposes. Google once announced plans to bring Steam to ChromeOS in early 2020, but since then there has been no progress.
Google didn’t say which Chromebooks will get the Steam Alpha app, nor say how it will work and if it’s similar to the Steam PC app.
9to5Google has found a list of devices that may be supported, including the Acer Chromebook Spin 713 and the Asus Flip CX5. Obviously not many Chromebook devices are supported yet, and these are just Google’s first extensive tests.
But clearly Google is wanting Chromebook devices, which are only used for studying and working, to have more entertainment features, specifically gaming. Of course, the configuration of these Chromebook devices is very limited, so they will only support simple games and do not require high-end graphics.
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