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I want to play PlanetSide 2 with my brother, but he only plays Consoles, so I'm thinking of getting him a Steam Box. Will my plan work?

ETA: PlanetSide 2 is a free game, so anybody out there with a steam box can answer this easily just by trying it out.

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I'm thinking of getting him a Steam Box

Your plan won't work because there is no longer any Steam Machine hardware for sale. Most manufacturers discontinued or stepped away from their Steam Machine hardware by late 2016; at this point, I don't think anyone is building hardware with the specific intention of making it run SteamOS anymore, and it's not clear if Valve has any plans with it either.

Regardless, as others have mentioned, PlanetSide 2 is not available for Linux (which is what SteamOS is), and the developers explicitly stated in 2012 that they didn't plan on a Linux release. Given that PlanetSide 2 is now nearly 7 years old (and that the Mac port promised in that article never materialized), it seems highly unlikely that a Linux port would be added.

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Only games that work on Linux will be able to run on SteamOS.

SteamOS is a public release of our Linux-based operating system. The base system draws from Debian 8, code named Debian Jessie.

Currently PlantetSide 2 doesn't have support for Linux.

The only way you can play with him if you had a console or he had a windows computer.

Source: SteamOS

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