http://i.imgur.com/mWsJB.jpg
"During presentations and hands-on demos at Crytek's GDC booth, attendees can see for the first time ever full native Linux support in the new CRYENGINE. The CRYENGINE all-in-one game engine is also updated with the innovative features used to recreate the stunning Roman Empire seen in Ryse – including the brand new Physically Based Shading render pipeline, which uses real-world physics simulation to create amazingly realistic lighting and materials in CRYENGINE games."

Valve should be letting us know the publishers that will be coming to SteamOS soon and I hope this signal from the Cryengine folks is a recipe of what is to come. The Cryengine powers games such as: Crysis, Far Cry, MechWarrior Online & more. If you want to see more games come to Linux and SteamOS this is really good news.

http://www.crytek.com/news/conference-attendees-can-also-see-a-brand-new-mobile-game-extra-engine-updates-and-much-more-at-crytek-s-booth

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CryEngine

scrypt   Supporter wrote on 03/12/2014 at 02:09am

Very good news, indeed! What other 3D game engines support Linux now, besides Unity and Source? Any hope that Unreal will make that step? Frostbite?

Travis   Admin wrote on 03/12/2014 at 02:17am

As far as major engines go, those are the biggies, I think. I'm hoping for the Skryim/Fallout engine, but perhaps I'm getting my hopes up.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 03/12/2014 at 07:04pm

@scrypt Many. Recently though Torque and when Ryan Gordon ported Dungeon Defenders to Linux, now Unreal 3. But historically Unreal and Unreal 2 engines were on Linux because of... Ryan Gordon :D

iD tech all the way up to 3 had Linux ports. Since they ported Rage to Mac, the port to Linux shouldn't be much harder.

Other engines are available on Linux like Ogre 3D and the like.

Travis   Admin wrote on 03/12/2014 at 10:57pm

Ah yeah, for some reason I put a "major" in your question, scrypt. Yeah there are tons. Disregard my comment.

scrypt   Supporter wrote on 03/12/2014 at 11:06pm

My question kind of implies major engines, but it's good to know all the love that's out there :). Mostly thinking of the environments that would cause the biggest waves for change. For Linux to be a viable, lasting platform for games, it has to have majority support, natively, from the big players. I'd love to see that day come, and it feels like it's right around the corner.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 03/13/2014 at 03:21am

I think we are mostly at that point now. Most major engines support it, some outliers don't but it wouldn't be impossible to make it happen if the company were incentivized to do it. I kind of think "if the engine supports the PS3, PS4, XBox 360, XBox One, Windows and possibly Mac, the road to Linux shouldn't be impossible."

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