Neil G shared with us some interesting news about GOG and its future plans. According to IndieRetroNews and the official GOG page, GOG.com will be coming to Linux really soon. Although the company is not ready yet to launch Linux games on GOG.com, it’s been working on bringing Linux games to its service for a couple of months.
“We’re initially going to be launching our Linux support on GOG.com with the full GOG.com treatment for Ubuntu and Mint. That means that right now, we’re hammering away at testing games on a variety of configurations, training up our teams on Linux-speak, and generally getting geared up for a big kick-off in the fall with at least 100 Linux games ready for you to play. This is, of course, going to include games that we sell which already have Linux clients, but we’ll also be bringing Linux gamers a variety of classics that are, for the first time, officially supported and maintained by a storefront like ours.”
It seems that Linux is getting strong support from every party lately. During this year’s GDC, there is a speech about OpenGL’s low-access level (that is said to reduce draw calls overhead) and Crytek recently added full Linux support to CRYENGINE.
Will Linux be able to challenge Windows now that SteamMachines are coming out?