Fairly recently Valve have announced their intentions to port Steam to Linux along with a number of their games starting with Left 4 Dead 2. This is massively exciting because it could easily be the next step to Linux become more of a major player, rather than just being known for running on low-end cheap machines such as netbooks. It’s quite possible that this could lead to more game developers releasing their games for Linux in the future too. Initial results by Valve show that Left 4 Dead 2 gets a 15% higher fps on Linux than Windows.
It’s quite possible that games such as Minecraft and the Indie Bundle are what have shown that Linux is a viable gaming platform and that there is a customer base and demand. So hopefully the next Elder Scrolls will be Linux too 😀