550 Days Later, UT3 Linux Appears Dead
Written by Michael Larabel in Gaming on 22 May 2009 at 10:47 AM EDT. 52 Comments
If you follow Phoronix or the Linux gaming scene at all you will know the mess that has become to be known as Unreal Tournament 3. Last month when we asked Epic Games about the status of the Linux game client, they were not even sure.

Back in March the developer responsible for porting the UT3 client and server to Linux, Ryan Gordon, claimed to be still working on it and was just optimizing and fixing annoying bugs. Well, it's certainly taken a while with the Windows version of this game being released over a year and a half ago. In fact, today marks the point of 550 days since the game was released and there still is no native Linux client or any sign of it.

As we shared in our Unreal Tournament 3 piece last month, it looks like UT3 Linux may have been axed over financial cutbacks with Epic Games and their dismal sales. It looks like this is becoming the more likely outcome. Though we hear there may be something to be announced next month. Good news would be nice, but at this point it looks like the Linux (and Mac OS X) client for Unreal Tournament 3 will likely never see the light of day.
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