Triple A Titles Starting to Roll Out for Linux Gamers
Linux users are now getting more gaming titles available on the open source operating system, which is a changing trend, boosted by the launch of Steam for Linux by Valve about two years ago.
Gaming has been one of the most popular activities when it comes to personal computer usage. Mobile devices have obviously gotten more limelight due to their form factor and ease of use, but when it comes to serious gaming, nothing matches PCs and consoles.
However, Windows was the dominant favorite when it came to gaming and major studios only ever released their titles for Microsoft’s operating system. Even Mac users were left behind as OSX was not the most popular OS for gaming, let alone Linux, which was a distant third by a long margin.
Fortunately, now we are seeing more and more triple-A titles becoming natively popular on the Linux platform, users of which were earlier relegated to either using emulators like Wine or turning to browser based games like Miniclip’s offerings and fun browser-based mini games.
In the near future we hope to see many of the popular online games on Linux too. For example, online blackjack is not available for Linux users and it’s a pity since they can’t have fun and earn some money just because they use the wrong platform.
What game studios need to realize is that a good product should be independent of platforms and should be accessible for users of any of the more mainstream platforms. Doubt however has been around the mainstream-ness of the Linux platform so t
With Valve going Linux, things are expected to take off for the open-source operating system that has long been categorized as something for hardcore geeks and power users. We can now look at titles like Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and Mad Max, though the latter took a long time to get ported. Other popular triple-A titles also include XCOM 2 and the Indie game, Super-Hot – all of whom run just as good on Linux as they do on Windows and Mac OS.
If all that is not enough, titles you will absolutely love include Valve’s own classics like Left 4 Dead 2, Portal 2, Team Fortress 2 and Dota 2.
We expect even more major studios to churn out more Linux titles, especially ports as Linux gaming becomes more mainstream.