It is well known that if you want to play games on your personal computer, the Windows operating system is affirmative, although Linux and macOS also run Windows-based games in the form of virtual machines. However, the running efficiency is low, the setup is troublesome, and the compatibility is also very general. However, Valve has launched the Steam Play using Proton technology, which has greatly changed this situation. Nowadays, a large number of Windows games can be played on Linux.
According to the latest statistics from the Protondb
website, among the top 100 most popular games on Steam, 80% have reached the golden experience or above, and 75% of the first 1000 games are also golden experience, in the top 10, only 40%, and there are 3 of them natively support Linux.
In addition, Valve officially made a compatibility whitelist for Proton, but in fact, there are many games even if they are not on the list. There are also players who report that they can achieve perfect operation. Many of them have 3A masterpieces such as The Witcher, and Sekiro. So the saying “Linux has no games” may really have to be re-understood.
When it comes to Valve’s effort to make Proton for Linux, it should be mainly because the Steam Deck
handheld they are going to ship next is running the Linux system, so Proton is extremely important to it. After all, most of Steam natively support Windows systems, and it is difficult to convince developers to transplant Steam Deck. Valve also promised that their handhelds will provide at least 30fps when playing games.