Chromebooks are fantastic devices. they’re small and light, they offer a long battery life, and are excellent to use for work. But, despite having all the capabilities, Chromebooks fail in gaming.
As we’re talking about the topic of games, Steam, one of the most well-known gaming platforms to play AAA games, among other games that are popular, is available across all platforms that include Mac, Windows, and Linux.
The problem is that Chromebooks aren’t yet equipped with official Steam support. However, there are solutions for those who want to play Steam for your Chromebook. In addition, the announcement that there is native support for programs such as Steam on Chromebook will be a huge benefit to gamers with the Chromebook.
Additionally, the announcement that Chromebooks will have support for native Steam integration for Chromebooks shouldn’t be a surprise as the software has been under the works for a while under a project dubbed “Borealis.”
What is the best way to Steam gaming play on Chromebooks function?
To make Steam games run for gaming on Chrome OS, Vulkan is low-level API support as well as its compatibility layer such as Proton will be required to improve Steam gaming on the Chromebook. In addition that, with Chrome OS, support for Steam will be available by Chrome OS’ Linux compatibility.
For those who don’t know, Proton is a compatibility layer created by Valve to enable Steam games to work on Linux-based operating systems. due to the forthcoming Steam Deck, it is likely that you might have heard of Proton.
As reported by Android Police, the flags have been added to the forthcoming Chrome OS 98. it is expected to launch as a Canary version in the near future. Additionally the possibility that there’s an official game compatibility report system that will work with Proton. If this is true the details will be revealed in the near future.
Meanwhile, owners of Chromebooks who are gamers should be happy because they’ll have to play Steam with Crostini.