Linux To Gain More Gaming Street Cred With Support From GOG This Fall
"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.