So this is what it feels like to be dropped out of someone’s life.
The all-powerful folks over at Valve have announced that Steam will soon not support the Linux-based operating system Ubuntu. Starting from the upcoming version 19.10, all future versions of Ubuntu will not be supported and also won’t be recommended to users as a compatible OS.
Ubuntu 19.10 and future releases will not be officially supported by Steam or recommended to our users. We will evaluate ways to minimize breakage for existing users, but will also switch our focus to a different distribution, currently TBD.
— Pierre-Loup Griffais (@Plagman2) June 22, 2019
Discussed by Valve coder Pierre-Loup Griffais on Twitter, the first version of Ubuntu to not be supported will be 19.10 (scheduled for an October 17th release). Griffais said in his tweet that they will be assessing ways to ensure existing users will have minimal breakage.
Needless to say that Ubuntu users have a few things to worry about. There is, of course, a chance that Ubuntu users will have some things that continue to work on Steam, but without a guarantee, it might be wise to change your operating system before October to avoid losing content.