Well, id games will have a linux client, everybody knows that. Even Rage will, that's because Carmack believes in open source, if only as a hobbyist tool. They are a commercial company afterall. What i see here, with this possible and sudden "change of plans" is money. Monetary interests keep the stakes too high, thus trivial things like releasing a bunch of binaries compatible with linux become national security-like subjects. Maybe the high stakes money driven games industry is just incompatible with the open, modular nature of free software.
No announcement yet.
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