Ready to sink a ton of hours into an MMO but don't have the computing power and / or not working well for you in the Steam Play Proton compatibility layer on Linux? Enter the new EVE Anywhere for EVE Online.
This is a brand new beta that's currently available only in the USA, and it's not a special cut-down browser version. Much like Stadia and GeForce NOW it is the full game experience in the web browser. CCP say it will be supported across Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Safari with no downloads needed and it will work with 1080p at 60FPS.
Why? They say the idea is to "expand the player community of EVE Online, EVE Anywhere removes barriers for newcomers, while providing veterans of New Eden with an extremely convenient way to access their game" and it appears to have been working in their prior tests as they say the early trials "demonstrated that potential, seeing first-time EVE Online players stay for longer, with higher numbers converting into full-time pilots".
In an email to us here at GOL in reply to it running on Linux they said, "Happy to clarify that EVE Anywhere is playable on any desktop OS provided the browser is in our supported list (Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Safari). We've already heard from quite a few players having a positive experience on various Linux distros.".
Nice to see no artificial barriers being put up against Linux and supporting many different browsers is great. Even if you're not a huge fan of cloud gaming / gaming streaming, it really can break down walls for more people to enjoy gaming. Once it adds support for more countries like the UK, we'll give it a go and see what we think.