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Gabriel Knight's Linux Absence Clarified

A post on the Pinkerton Road forums from Jane Jensen clarifies that the report that Activision is blocking a Linux edition of Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers 20th Anniversary Edition is not accurate, because there never was a plan to create one. Here's word:

1. First, we never said MGX would be released on Linux only that Moebius would be. If you look down at the bottom of the kickstarter page it just says MGX is new and still TBD. So there were no promises broken or blocked by either Pinkerton Road or Activision. Keep in mind that from the start we realized that MGX was a game we were working with a publisher on, and we would have less control over. I don't see that as a bad thing. It's FANTASTIC that we are doing the GK1 remake. And that means working with the GK license holder. Also, to reiterate, MGX/GK1 is *not* being funded by kickstarter. That money all went into Moebius (and then some).

2. Secondly, we are thrilled to have gotten the license to release GK1 on PC, Mac, Apple mobile and Android. There is no anti-Linux conspiracy. We are also not releasing on console either, for example. It was simply a matter of "these platforms make the most sense in the market right now, let's release there and see how it goes". We may be granted permission to do more platforms later, but that depends on how well the game turns out and how it sells.

I know those of you who are passionate about Linux are disappointed, but there is nothing to be upset at Activision about (or, I hope, me!).

There's more about this in a follow-up post from Weldon Hathaway of Phoenix Online Studios:

Also, a note of clarification, as it seems my original post gave some folks the impression that this was something that happened along the way. That's not correct. Linux was never one of the platforms we would be developing for, I had just assumed that we would be doing all the same platforms that we were doing with Moebius. I wasn't aware that was not actually accurate until a couple of weeks ago so the misinformation from the announcement thread is 100% my fault for making a bad assumption and I am sorry for that.

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