Some game industry news to share today, as the Vulkan development lead at Feral Interactive has announced they're moving on. A big change too, as they're jumping over to Sony to work on the PlayStation.
Alex Smith announced their departure on Twitter today:
Sad to say today is my last day at Feral. It's been an awesome 3 years leading our Vulkan development, and working on our first Switch ports - thanks to everyone at Feral for being fantastic to work with, and to the Linux gaming community for playing all the ports I've worked on!
This comes a little over a year after their Linux development lead left for Unity. Thanks to Alex's work, Feral's recent Linux ports powered by Vulkan like Rise of the Tomb Raider, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Total War: THREE KINGDOMS and more have been fantastic to play through.
After speaking privately to Alex, they confirmed that Feral has plenty of capable Vulkan developers ready to take over in their ranks. That's good, as we have Life is Strange 2 and Total War Saga: TROY confirmed to come to Linux plus a tease of more.
We wish all the best to Alex, I've no doubt there's a ton of people gaming on Linux that will continue to appreciate their Vulkan work for years to come.