One more company to put on the “Gaming on Linux” list: Crytek. A job posting reveals their intentions to bring the CryEngine to Linux. The CryEngine is famous for games like Far Cry, Crysis and the crowd-funding giant Star Citizen.
Star Citizen revealed their intentions to port the game to Linux a long time ago. They were very clear that, for that to happen, the CryEngine would have to be ported:
“The server side of CryEngine can run on Linux. Unfortunately the client side currently does not and is tied to DirectX.
We’ve been discussing OpenGL with them for Linux and Mac reasons and they have some other licenses that also want to do it, so it may happen in the near future.”
This is the future and it looks like it happened! So does this mean that Star Citizen will come to Linux? It does, According to Chris Roberts:
“I think that Linux and Mac owners will be happily surprised, when we can make an announcement we can’t just make yet.”
CryTek and Star Citizen, two more victories in the battle for Gaming on Linux