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Red Orchestra 2 Might Be Ported To Linux

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Published on 30 December 2012 07:35 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Gaming
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Earlier this month the first Unreal Engine 3 game that's native to Linux was released, thanks to the work of Ryan "Icculus" Gordon. Now with UE3 being "officially" ported to Linux in a released game, after Unreal Tournament 3 for Linux failed to be released, other UE3-based games have hope for a Linux debut.

In an exchange on Twitter between Ryan Gordon and John Gibson, the President of Tripwire Interactive, there's now hope for seeing a Linux port of Red Orchestra 2. Gibson congratulated Gordon on getting Unreal Engine 3 to work on Linux and says that "we should talk" after Gordon mentioned "RO2."

Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad is the sequel to Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45. Red Orchestra 2 debuted in September of 2011 as a Windows-exclusive title that's powered by Unreal Engine 3. Red Orchestra 2 is a first-person shooter themed around World War 2, and in particular the Battle of Stalingrad. The game has been reviewed favourably and now there's hope of seeing it released on Linux.

Ryan Gordon has previously been involved with Tripwire Interactive where he ported Red Orchestra and Killing Floor to Linux. The original Red Orchestra along with Killing Floor are based upon Unreal Engine 2.5 with modifications, not UE3.

Here's to hoping we see Red Orchestra 2 natively on Linux in 2013, the year of Linux gaming...


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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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