Codeweavers’ Crossover is a program that enables Linux and Mac to operate some Windows programs. Although this may not seem overly associated with Steam running on Android at first, last year Codeweavers announced they could be focusing on bringing their software to Android.
This would mean that users of Crossover on Android would then have the ability to run some Windows software and games on the Android operating system. Since then Crodeweavers have made several advancements and today Codeweavers president James Ramey posted a small video revealing the Steam game client running on a PC that’s while using Android OS. Obviously there are some ‘issues’ to keep in mind with all of this.
Crossover is only expected to focus on machines running x86 processors. There’s lots of Android devices that don’t use x86 processors. You can check out a summary of x86 Android devices here if you are curious. As far as we all know, there is no plans, or at best nothing announced, about this working with any other kinds of processors.
The other problem with this is the Steam game client is only shown as loading. What isn’t shown is actual games being loaded through it. This is obviously because of the Crossover Android build finding yourself in its early stages still, or at least concerning the Steam game client compatibility. However, one thing of great interest to note here, James Ramey partnered with Jide, the developers from the Remix OS, to get this working even going to this level. So it is running on the Remix OS. This team effort is a great thing.
Even though this is still pretty early, dealing with run PC games directly on your Android device looks to be getting one step closer. Of course until this really is fully meshed out, there’s other ways to play PC games in your Android device, many of which require streaming of some type.
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