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CRYENGINE from Crytek Announces Official Linux Support Ahead Of GDC

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CRYENGINE one of the most advanced game engines around powering a ton of games has finally announced official Linux support, so Crytek how about some Crysis on Linux?

More likely is that we could see their free online FPS "Warface" get ported, as that is what they are focusing on right now (apart from Mobile).

QuoteDuring 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.


Oh man, it has NEVER been a better time to be a Linux gamer.

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noonetinone 12 Mar, 2014
I guess that only CryEngine 3 will add linux support, so this only applies for games made in CryEngine 3 (like crysis 3).

The press release says that CRYENGINE(all caps) was ported but didn't mention CryEngine 3. I doubt they will port #3 to linux. But they should if they want to cast a wide net and collect feedback from beta testers. It will be difficult since the two engines are very different. Homefront 2 is the only viable title that could possibly be ported to linux in short order. Ryse is published by microsoft. They won't allow that game to be ported.

The good news is Crysis 1 & 2 have been upgraded to cryengine 3. So, if they port that engine we could very well get them all.
anonymous 12 Mar, 2014
"The press release says that CRYENGINE(all caps) was ported but didn't mention CryEngine 3."

Exactly. Since the latest release of the engine it no longer has version numbers. It's only CRYENGINE (all caps). So when they talk about CRYENGINE they mean CryEngine 4(+), not 3 or 2 or 1. Which of course doesn't mean that at least CryEngine 3 games couldn't be ported. But it would require the devs to move the game(s) from version 3 to CRYENGINE.
philip550c 12 Mar, 2014
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Quoting: paupavI hope Crysis 2 and 3 will come to Linux.
Right now Crysis 3 is origin only.
Origin is written in Qt, which runs on Linux.
Yeah but it doesn't mean that they will make a Linux client.
You want a Origin Client? It's not worth it. EVER

I'm more interested in seeing new games come out for Linux rather than old ports on this engine and I expect Steam will fill up with Cryengine games soon enough.
I never said I wanted an origin client. I probably wouldnt use it.
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