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Primal Carnage Says Goodbye To Unigine

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Published on 30 September 2010 05:02 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Gaming
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While many Linux gamers were looking forward to seeing the Primal Carnage game on Linux in the coming months, it looks like you may have to guess again, at least for a launch in tandem with the Microsoft Windows version. The developers have now switched from the Unigine Engine to using the latest Unreal Engine, which puts its Linux fate into question.

In the latest blog post by the developers of Primal Carnage, they show off new screenshots of this game... The only problem? It's now running off the Unreal Development Kit (Unreal Engine 3) rather than the Unigine Engine, which they were using before and promised a Linux client.

The only problem is we have yet to see a Linux client make a premiere yet for any title using the Unreal Engine 3. We will not see that until Valve's Steam Client makes a premiere on Linux in the coming months. At that point, it's a matter of whether a Linux version of Primal Carnage for Linux is actually released. Unreal Tournament 3 for Linux has still not been released, or will it likely ever be.

One more Linux game bites the dust...

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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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