The Canonical company is looking for software engineers, and you might think they're doing it for one of their cloud projects, or maybe for the Ubuntu distribution itself. But the truth is that there is a nuance, and these engineers (they allow work remotely) will be hired for the team Ubuntu Gaming Experience, that is, the group in charge of improving the experience of video games in Ubuntu. Therefore, interesting things are likely to come for gamers in the most popular distro.
Canonical wants to arm themselves and recently claimed that they were "going all out" with gaming on Ubuntu when they announced their test Snap package for the Valve Steam client and, that was not all, they hinted that more was to come. Now with these contracts by Canonical these are confirmed such nice news for the gaming world. And all as a result of an announcement made by the company that said: “Looking for Software Engineers to join the Ubuntu Gaming Experience team and be a part of our mission to ship the best open source operating system in the world«.
Now, if you are wondering what exactly that team is, it is a group of developers focused on optimizing performance, compatibility and improving the experience for users using the distro. ubuntu to play. This is what they themselves have commented: «They will work with open source projects like Proton and partners like Unity 3D to improve the gaming experience for Ubuntu users around the world, as well as the broader Linux gaming ecosystem in general.«.
It seems that with this move, Canonical wants to get more people involved in improving projects like graphics drivers. TABLE, WINE and Proton, so that gaming on Linux stops being something unfavorable compared to other platforms such as Windows, they especially highlight that they need to be more «effective when working with low-level libraries, drivers, and the Linux graphics, sound, and input stacks«. Therefore, we can't wait any longer to see the results of this work that will also indirectly positively affect other distros.