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CRYENGINE 3.8.1 Adds Official OpenGL & Linux Support

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Today is already a good day, you can now add CRYENGINE to the official list of game engines that support Linux, so here's to hoping more games can come over.

This means games like Kingdom Come: Deliverance, Evolve, Crysis (I can dream!) and many more can easily come over to Linux. It's still probably not a click of a button, but it means developers have far less work to do.

QuoteNew API: OpenGL Support
Starting with 3.8.1, we are shipping a fully-featured OpenGL rendering implementation with CRYENGINE, which goes hand in hand with Linux support for your games (see below).

New platform: Linux
As previously announced, we are adding Linux support for your Game.exe. While you will still need Windows to use the Sandbox Editor, you can now release your commercial games on Linux as well as on PC- and of course, there are still no royalties whatsoever!


See their full announcement here.

It's doubtful we will see any older games coming over, that is unless developers really care about their older games. It's a shame, as we do need a back catalogue of older games, and not just newer games. If Crytek ported their Crysis games over to Linux, that would be a great showcase for their engine, but I extremely doubt they would. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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Sslaxx 20 Jun, 2015
Quoting: Kristian
Quoting: hugin84Don't get your hopes up, even if they wanted to, Crytek couldn't release any games of the Crysis series for Linux because EA hold the rights to the IP.

EA published the Crysis games, but Crytek themselves own the IP.
It was FarCry Crytek sold the IP of (to Ubisoft).
GoCorinthians 20 Jun, 2015
Kingdom Come and Star Citizen...im just waiting both getting a STEAMOS logo to get it up!
Beamboom 20 Jun, 2015
Quoting: pd12=) I think that's all the "major" engines (that aren't built just for 1 franchise/developer) now on Linux - CryEngine, Unity, UE, Source 2 ..

Dice's frost engine is missing, but that's about it!
Insperatus 21 Jun, 2015
This serves to further convince me: SteamOS, Steam Machines, and popular linux gaming will all be here to stay. Again demonstrating the amazing pull Valve has, they cut the trail and others are following. They've led this charge and we owe them. Okay, I don't owe them shit, I've bought hundreds of games on their platform :P But they've earned my gratitude. Thanks, Gabe.
mirv 21 Jun, 2015
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Quoting: InsperatusThis serves to further convince me: SteamOS, Steam Machines, and popular linux gaming will all be here to stay. Again demonstrating the amazing pull Valve has, they cut the trail and others are following. They've led this charge and we owe them. Okay, I don't owe them shit, I've bought hundreds of games on their platform :P But they've earned my gratitude. Thanks, Gabe.

While Valve certainly have done a lot of work, and are a big name to rally around, the charge was led by others, and the trail was cut and paved over by others. Valve have nothing to do with this announcement.
Cryengine wouldn't have this without Unity3D and UE4 giving them some incentive to do so.
It's a case of GNU/Linux gaming having been gaining momentum, OpenGL for mobile and desktop, and Cryengine not wanting to be left behind.
Beamboom 21 Jun, 2015
Quoting: mirvCryengine wouldn't have this without Unity3D and UE4 giving them some incentive to do so.

Would ue4 and Unity have done it without Valve/Steam? I have my doubts.
Sslaxx 21 Jun, 2015
Quoting: Beamboom
Quoting: mirvCryengine wouldn't have this without Unity3D and UE4 giving them some incentive to do so.

Would ue4 and Unity have done it without Valve/Steam? I have my doubts.
Unity already had Linux support in the works, but it probably would've remained on the back burner if it hadn't been for projects like Wasteland 2.
mirv 21 Jun, 2015
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unity3d has had linux support for a while - since before steam for linux was released. To say nothing of Loki, Id Software, indies, etc.
Beamboom 21 Jun, 2015
Since before it was known that Valve would put Steam on Linux?
mirv 21 Jun, 2015
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Quoting: BeamboomSince before it was known that Valve would put Steam on Linux?

It came out of already having a MacOSX version, and mobile versions, and then some sudden driver & GL work for Linux making things more able there (and no, that was not Valve's doing, that was AMD stepping up, and general community effort with Mesa).
As for before it was known about Steam on Linux, well that depends on who you ask (there's a side joke here for those in the know), but definitely well before anything actually official.
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