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Activision Linux Game Situation Cleared Up

Gaming

Published on 12 December 2013 02:35 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Gaming
41 Comments

Yesterday an article was published how Activision Is Preventing A Game From Coming To Linux, according to the technical director of the studio behind the game in question. It turns out that the Phoenix Online Studios employee was wrong.

Yesterday we passed along word from Weldon L Hathaway, the technical director of Phoenix Online Studios, that the "Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers 20th Anniversary Edition" game they have been working on together with Pinkerton Road would not come to Linux. Hathaway had wrote, "I hate to be the bearer of bad news here, but my previous statement that GK would be available on Linux turns out to be incorrect. I can't even begin to imagine why, but Activision isn't allowing the game to be made for that platform. Just PC, Mac, Android, and iOS devices." It turns out he was incorrect in Activison blocking the game from coming to Linux.

Emily Morganti, a PR consultant for Pinkerton Road, wrote into Phoronix this morning with some new information. Emily says the developer was wrong, "The quote you posted from one of the devs was an incorrect assumption made by somebody who didn't know the whole situation. In fact, Linux was never in the plans for Gabriel Knight, and Activision hasn't blocked anything."

She also referenced this new post from earlier today. Emily did say though they will bring their Moebius game to Linux.

About The Author
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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