CryEngine to fully support Linux

Crytek has confirmed that the CryEngine now has "full native Linux support." A demo of the engine running on the open source OS will be presented at Game Developers Conference next week.

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Crytek has confirmed that CryEngine now has "full native Linux support." A demo of the engine running on the open source OS will be presented at Game Developers Conference next week.

CryEngine has been used to power visually impressive games like Ryse: Son of Rome and Crytek's own Crysis series. Today's announcement marks a big step for the OS, which has big support behind it thanks to Valve and their efforts with SteamOS, a variant of Linux.

One of the next big games to use the engine is Turtle Rock's Evolve. While not yet confirmed, it's likely that CryEngine's move to Linux will help facilitate having more big games arrive on the platform.

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    March 11, 2014 7:40 AM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, CryEngine to fully support Linux.

    Crytek has confirmed that the CryEngine now has "full native Linux support." A demo of the engine running on the open source OS will be presented at Game Developers Conference next week.

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      March 11, 2014 7:41 AM

      MAXIMUM FREEDOM

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      March 11, 2014 8:12 AM

      And I'm all tingly in the midsection.

    • gmd
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      March 11, 2014 8:13 AM

      2014 year of the linux desktop

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      March 11, 2014 8:27 AM

      MAXIMUM KERNEL PANIC

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      March 11, 2014 9:46 AM

      i'm glad, once steam os comes out we will have more options. i like what android has allowed on the mobile space. i remember what a pain in the ass it was to get early versions of suse to run on my pentium 60. but i learned a lot of shit. i revisited linux with gentoo which was impressive as fuck the same way debian was with its package management/installing stuff and later on foolproof things like ubuntu.

      i'm gaming on my win7/8.1 pc and using osx on my notebook but i welcome any new alternative and competitor that has the pull to pressure microsoft who thanks to its console treats the pc with second rate garbage like their gfwl and games for windows programs.

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      March 11, 2014 9:59 AM

      Nice, I had heard the SC team talking about this. I wonder how long before Star Citizen will have a linux version.

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        March 11, 2014 10:05 AM

        hopefully it won't take them forever. i'm going to pull my windows drive out of my pc soon, since i never use it anymore.