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48. Re: John Carmack On Linux Gaming Support Feb 6, 2013, 17:34 Krizzen
 
Well, I believe porting Quake to Linux is as honest a try as you can get. Sure it wasn't marketed hardcore or anything like that, but that's likely because there just isn't a huge market there to justify it business wise. So there it is, the granddaddy of first person shooters on Linux. One company can only do so much. So how about some Skyrim for Linux? League of Legends? DOTA 2? Call of Doody?

I get the feeling Zenimax is strangling id software. It's evident from the consolization of Rage. Consequently, they asked Carmack to craft Rage to be cross platform for PC and console leaving the door wide open for more platform support, i.e. Linux. Well, we got no Linux support, though they said it was coming. Also, the id Studio Editor that was hyped to be released immediately with Rage never saw the light of day. It was touted for being easy to use.

Since Quake has always been about openness and moddability, what happened? Zenimax.
 
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