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24. Re: Upcoming blues news headline Aug 6, 2012, 05:53 InBlack
TheVocalMinority wrote on Aug 6, 2012, 05:01:
DangerDog wrote on Aug 5, 2012, 16:13:
You would need some killer game to be exclusive to Linux before it would spark enough interest to maybe making the switch.

"Valve announced today that Half-Life 3 will be exclusive to their new Linux gaming platform"

I would ROFLMAO until I passed out.

Unfortunately Microsoft made sure that their OS remains the 600lbs gorilla in the room. They effectively "corraled" the market with DirectX 9 and onwards, which was a brilliant but ruthless strategy. OpenGL never stood a chance vs Microsoft $$$.

Im not sure there is a way back, it simply costs too much money and resources to develop a game that supports both OpenGL AND DirectX. Its quite obvious where most developers will turn to, since currently the market share of Linux is negligible.

Valve, Blizzard, iD and a few other big name developers will continue to support OpenGL (and hence their games should be able to run natively in Linux) but for the most part that is due to the market share of Mac gamers, which continues to grow. Linux has nothing to do with it...
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