Valve is very active in terms of notifications in the media and all of them are great news that affects the world of gaming and also in some way the Linux users who are linked to it. On the one hand we have known that Valve and AMD have joined forces to improve sound in virtual reality to bring more realism to the world of digital entertainment. Valve will support AMD's TrueAudio Next (TAN) on its Steam Audio system, thus improving acoustic complexity and sound effect quality as well as speeding up audio processing and providing better overall performance by reserving 20-25%. calculation on the GPU.
Do you think that's it? Well certainly not. The next good news from Valve comes from the Steam video game store, and is that they have provided some data on the market share in their sales and it seems that January 2018 has reported an increase in titles coming for Linux very good. Concretely it happened to be 0.15% higher than in the previous statistics, and although it may seem very little, it is actually a very good figure considering that the current distribution figure for Linux remains at 0.41% with that increase. It is still little, but the times in which the values were negative are long gone ...
Valve has also reinforced its "love" for GNU / Linux with a new movement and that is that he has hired another graphics developer for open source projects, as confirmed by social networks. This on the one hand means improvements in this section due to the work done by said developer, but it is also an indication that Valve has reached the Linux market to stay in the long term. Their commitment is increasing and this data certifies it.
The last developer to join had been Daniel Schürmann, but Valve's signings have not ended there since Samuel "hakzsam" Pitoiset has also been hired, and Timoteo Arceri who were already working on improving Linux drivers and will continue to do this task within of Valve's infrastructure. But there is one more name to add, and that is Andrés Rodríguez. They will continue with the good work of Valve and the contributions to the Linux world that are being extraordinary (VR, drivers, ...), to tell you that Valve Pierre-Loup Griffais represents 13% of Mesa's contributions.