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Serious Sam 3: BFE Linux Plans

Croteam and Devolver Digital announce plans to release a Linux edition of Serious Sam 3: BFE before the end of the year, saying this will include Steamworks support and all the features of the Windows and OS X versions of the first-person shooter prequel. Says Devolver CFO Fork Parker: "The last time I had anything 'Open Sourced' I was in Thailand, if you catch my drift."

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10. Re: Serious Sam 3: BFE Linux Plans Jul 25, 2012, 08:04 eRe4s3r
 
I think you are over estimating this effect way way too much. As much as I'd want a transition to a.. more.. free OS, the reality is that nothing will happen. Because this is a hen/egg problem. As long as linux has a below 1% market share in gaming, mostly nobody will make games for linux unless it is literally just a compile option. Same for mac. And late conversions are pointless. Linux needs several HUGE AAA titles coming out for it and windows at the same time to get any gains.

But because of this, macs and linux in general do not gain any momentum for gaming. Steam client running on it is fine, but how many of steams current games you think will run on something other than Windows and the specific MAC OS version they were made for? Have you noticed the major steam sales? How many of those games run on Linux, or have a mac version?

Yeah...
 
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