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Tavern building and management Crossroads Inn is out now and it sounds like a mess
23 October 2020 at 6:01 pm UTC

There was a recent release on Anniversary Edition on GOG. No Linux version there.

Cyberpunk 2077 confirmed for Stadia on November 19
21 October 2020 at 11:04 pm UTC

Quoting: x_wingIs far to be like creating a port from scratch, but it isn't also a straight forward operation.

I'd say cost wise it's a tiny percentage of the Stadia effort itself.

Cyberpunk 2077 confirmed for Stadia on November 19
21 October 2020 at 9:47 pm UTC

Stadia addressed all the above already for CDPR.

Cyberpunk 2077 confirmed for Stadia on November 19
21 October 2020 at 9:13 pm UTC

Quoting: slaapliedjeSadly a lot of the 'do we port to Linux' is politically based more than financially based.

Yes, there is a lot of it. That's what I called above platform politics.

Cyberpunk 2077 confirmed for Stadia on November 19
21 October 2020 at 4:26 pm UTC

It's not nonsense because you need to compare resources, not just the amount of work. Small developers have less of them than big companies. So it's a bigger risk for them because of that alone. It's harder to make profit for small developers. Yet they are the ones releasing for Linux, not the huge ones who are making way more money and have more resources for it.

Besides, the work and expenses point was addressed above. They already have invested needed effort and spent the money to make it work on Stadia,

Stadia to have three days of announcements and some Stadia-only 'hands-on surprises'
21 October 2020 at 2:35 pm UTC

There is nothing disproven there. The claim that if there are crooks around and they will always be around and you need to accept them is not only a defeatist attitude, it simply helps proliferation of it. So you can keep at it or think that's "pragmatism". Others don't need to accept that.

Stadia to have three days of announcements and some Stadia-only 'hands-on surprises'
21 October 2020 at 2:22 pm UTC

That's just demagoguery. Crooked practices might be around whenever. That's never a reason to accept them.

Stadia to have three days of announcements and some Stadia-only 'hands-on surprises'
21 October 2020 at 2:00 am UTC

Quoting: elmapulthere is no such a thing as an world without exclusives

That's a strange argument. I don't see a reason to accept crooked practices or to say "that's how it should be". No, thanks. We don't need it.

Godot Engine to get improved Linux support in the upcoming Godot 4 release
20 October 2020 at 2:41 pm UTC

Hm, why are they working directly with X instead of using something like SDL?

Cyberpunk 2077 confirmed for Stadia on November 19
20 October 2020 at 2:35 am UTC Likes: 2

Quoting: slaapliedjeBut I can't help but think that Google with Stadia should be helping us out here... like they should make it part of the deal that the port is to be released on desktop Linux at 6 months or a year later. As it is though they basically are exclusives for a platform I will never own.

My thought exactly. Google could do a lot more to change the situation. But they aren't interested.

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