Cryengine Gains Support for Linux and SteamOS

Cryengine Gains Support for Linux and SteamOS

Cryengine Gains Support for Linux and SteamOS

Cryengine Gains Support for Linux and SteamOS


Crytek's Cryengine has now became the latest game engine to bring support for Linux and it's derivative SteamOS, making game development for the platform a much simpler process. 

In the past Linux was not an OS a gamer would consider, with barely any games supporting it and GPU drivers being sub par to say the least. Over the past few years Linux has became a much more appealing platform gaming platform, as companies like Valve, Epic and Unity has placed a lot of effort into making Linux gaming much more viable, reducing their reliance on Microsoft and DirectX  

  Cryengine Gains Support for Linux and SteamOS  

Currently over 1200 games on Steam supports Linux and SteamOS, with that number growing on an almost daily basis. With game engines like Cryengine, Unity 5 and Unreal Engine 4 supporting Linux by default, the cost of porting games to the platform is greatly reduced.

One other thing that should help PC gamers on Linux in the near future if the Khronos Groups Vulcan API, which is a derivative of AMD's Mantle API, it will be an API which boasts of the same features of Next generation low level APIs like DirectX 12 and Mantle but will not be locked down to any specific hardware or software configuration, which is perfect for Linux.

The future is looking bright for PC gaming on Linux, but right now it is hard to tell how popular the free, open source OS will become for gamers as Microsoft's Windows 10 will also be adding a lot of gamer centric features. 


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26-06-2015, 04:08:57

Solid win for Cryengine!
It also has gained support for Vulkan and Oculus Rift which is also a big win for CrytekQuote

26-06-2015, 22:09:07

It's great news that they are doing that now. I think they are getting lined up in case MS decides to go to a subscription route with Windows. Most gamer's will flock to Linux and these companies will be in a position to capitalize on it.Quote

27-06-2015, 01:13:58

It'll be interesting to see what happens to driver support on Linux distributions once steam os gains some traction. I long for the day when I can use Linux for everything, sadly most cad software doesn't run well on it but at least my games willQuote

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