Originally posted by Svartalf
Who exactly has a conflict-of-interst with who?
I bought X2 and X3 from LGP and I'm very happy with it. I also bought the X2 port for Mac OS X and I can say the LGP port is far better!
But again.. I'm confused about the answer. And what has ID, Epic and Bioware to do with Egosoft's X3 - Terran Conflict?
The X3 version asked for is something that'd be up to LGP's deal-maker to arrange, not me. He KNOWS everyone probably wants it...
But...the big problem is people BUYING it. You're not the problem and the comment wasn't directed at you or anyone that bought like you did. The big problem is with people going "meh...it's too expensive and I can run it in WINE"- and it's hurting our position trying to get games on Linux.
It's why BioWare isn't likely to do DragonAge for us.
It's why Atari nixed NWN2 for Linux even though there was evidence that we were a viable demographic.
It's part of why we don't have UT3.
It's part of why we don't have official versions of iD's stuff (No, the only official version of iD's games were the trial ballon of the DooM pack, the Quake Packs, and Quake3:Arena. Q3:A sold only about 200 copies for Linux retail- never mind that 15-20% of the Windows sales were actually Linux people buying and converting. Mainly because they couldn't wait for the Linux version to be out.) We've not had an official version for quite some time now.
It's not a foregone conclusion that you will see the X3 follow on or Sacred2. Not because they're hostile towards us, but because the deal's got to do decently or they're just not going to give us the time of day.
It only does decently if it sells.