Whether you consider it more Linus-proofing
or simply a thoughtful gesture for a growing Linux gaming audience, an updated Ubuntu Budgie Welcome app will make it easier than ever for gamers to start playing out of the box!
I am so excited about this that I’ve been testing the development version and giving feedback to the devs. The new gaming menu will add quick and easy simultaneous installations for Steam, Lutris, and RetroArch. You can also get quick access to Discord and OBS Studio.
Where it truly shines is offering various tools that deliver richer gaming experiences, including MangoHUD, CoreCtrl, Polychromatic, and OpenRGB.
The team’s currently deciding whether to add additional utilities like GreenWithEnvy and enhanced checks and functionality in future versions. (Imagine the Welcome app recommending the automatic installation of gaming-specific libraries, or OpenRazer if it detects Razer peripherals.)
I wrote more about the Ubuntu Budgie Welcome app’s new gaming tab at OpenForEveryone: