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THQ Is Looking At Bringing Their Games To Linux

Gaming

Published on 16 December 2012 06:38 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Gaming
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THQ, the American game company responsible for a great deal of computer games and was the company behind the recent controversial Humble Bundle, is currently evaluating the market for bringing their titles to Linux.

THQ and Humble Bundle received a great deal of heat over their recent Humble Bundle of THQ games. That recent bundle was still pay-what-you-want, but the games weren't compatible with Linux (only Windows), were only available through Steam, and THQ isn't exactly an indie game studio. The THQ games they were shipping included Warhammer 40000 Dawn of War, Saints Row The Third, Titan Quest, Red Faction Armageddon, Darksiders, Metro 2033, Company of Heroes, Company of Heroes Opposing Fronts, and Company of Heroes Tales of Valor.

While this latest Humble Bundle didn't offer anything for Linux users, plenty of Linux gamers expressed their feedback to THQ about the lack of Linux clients for these games.

Jason Rubin, the president of THQ, has tweeted they are now looking at possibly bringing their games to Linux as the result of Humble feedback. In response to a question asked on Twitter, Rubin wrote, "Got the Linux message load and clear via #HumbleBundle feedback. Evaluating cost/benefit as we speak."

In a follow-up response, Jason Rubin also noted that they are using the Unity game engine for one of their current projects. Unity 4.0 bears Linux support, though this won't be too helpful for getting their existing game catalog to Linux. THQ is responsible for a wide variety of games from Warhammer and Company of Heroes to WWE wrestling to the Nexuiz game re-make.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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