In terms of gaming, Linux
is on a roll lately. The latest company to throw its weight behind the open source platform is GOG.com, which says it's been working on bringing Linux games to its service for the past few months. There's still work to be done, buy by this fall, GOG.com plans to launch at least 100 classic titles on Linux.
"We're initially going to be launching our Linux support on GOG.com with the full GOG.com treatment for Ubuntu and Mint. That means that right now, we're hammering away at testing games on a variety of configurations, training up our teams on Linux-speak, and generally getting geared up for a big kick-off in the fall with at least 100 Linux games ready for you to play," GOG.com announced in a blog post today.
GOG.com is keeping mum on most of the other details at this early stage, and as such, it's not yet willing to discuss which specific titles will make the leap to Linux. That's due in part to GOG.com not yet knowing which games will be available, as this is an ongoing process.
The announcement comes less than a week after Crytek revealed
it was adding Linux support for CryEngine. In addition, we expect to see some additional Steam Machine launches next month, all of which gives Linux legs in the gaming community.
As for GOG.com's plans, if you have ideas for the upcoming Linux client and/or would like to request titles for consideration, the company is all ears via its Community Wishlist page.