According to a community post by Linden Labs, the developers of Second Life have been working on making the virtual world available via online gaming platform Steam in a bid to make it more accessible to gamers.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with them, Steam is an online multiplayer gaming platform created by Valve The same company the brought us titles such as the Portal series , and the Half Life Series. According to the post:
What does this news mean for Second Life? You’ll still be able to access Second Life just as you can today; there won’t be any change to that. But, the more than 40 million people who use Steam will also be able to get Second Life as easily as they can get games like Portal.
We’ll make an announcement on the blog when Second Life is actually available on Steam, but in the meantime, if you have friends who are Steam gamers, let ‘em know it’s coming!
– Linden Labs
Could this bring more users into the virtual world?