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Just a quick update about the great online FPS Ballistic Overkill [Steam]. I spoke to the developers on Twitter and it's possible it may see a Unity upgrade to get Vulkan.

When asking them if they will upgrade to Unity 5.6 and go with Vulkan they said:

@gamingonlinux We'll be working on it during next weeks :)

— Ballistic Overkill (@BallisticOverK) March 31, 2017


And also:

@gamingonlinux For certain we are going to try, and put it out if it doesn't break the game.

— Ballistic Overkill (@BallisticOverK) March 31, 2017


Great news. It's a damn fun FPS game and we run three servers for it. Our servers are pretty popular too, with at least one always full every time I load up.

We've had tons of fun with the game while doing our "Ballistic Monday" event. We play it on one of our servers and livestream it every Monday evening around 8PM (UK time) and anyone is free to join us.

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silmeth 1 Apr, 2017
Strange. I come to the Gaming on Windows 10 site to read some proper Win10 and Xbox Live content, hopefully with modern cutting-edge technologies like DX12, and what I see is articles about some Vulkan in Unity games on Linux. Shite.
fabertawe 1 Apr, 2017
@silmeth - I wondered what the hell you were talking about, then I noticed the header bar at the top! :D


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Eike 1 Apr, 2017
Quoting: silmethStrange. I come to the Gaming on Windows 10 site to read some proper Win10 and Xbox Live content, hopefully with modern cutting-edge technologies like DX12, and what I see is articles about some Vulkan in Unity games on Linux. Shite.

These Linnux suxors are just to cheap for a real os...!
Leeo97one 1 Apr, 2017
I can't wait to see what performance improvement Vulkan can provide to Unity game like this!
Ehvis 1 Apr, 2017
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A game persistently running at 100 fps doesn't really need the Vulkan treatment as much, but I it is always nice to see it supported. It may help bring some of the lower specced players to the game.
GustyGhost 1 Apr, 2017
No seriously, what's up with this week and Vulkan announcements? I didn't expect the industry to move so quickly on it.
Spud13y 1 Apr, 2017
Sweet! Picked up the game while it was still on Early Access before the full release (and subsequent price increase; still cheap as chips) and set up a good Steam Machine to try it out. Hopefully, I'll like the game and will play with you guys sometime.
lucifertdark 1 Apr, 2017
Quoting: EikeThese Linnux suxors are just to cheap for a real os...!
Windows 10 was free. ;)
silmeth 1 Apr, 2017
Quoting: lucifertdark
Quoting: EikeThese Linnux suxors are just to cheap for a real os...!
Windows 10 was free. ;)

If you had an earlier version of Windows, maybe. That’s still not free of charge for people looking for an OS for their OS-less hardware, nor free-as-in-freedom. ;-)
Eike 1 Apr, 2017
Quoting: silmethIf you had an earlier version of Windows, maybe. That’s still not free of charge for people looking for an OS for their OS-less hardware, nor free-as-in-freedom. ;-)

I had Vista, so it wouldn't be free for me.
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