Tux Takeover: GOG.com Adding Linux Games

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Posted on March 18, 2014, Mike Sharkey Tux Takeover: GOG.com Adding Linux Games

GOG.com is bringing its brand of discounted, DRM-free games to Linux.

In a post on the official GOG.com site, the company announced that it has been working on integrating Linux games (in Ubuntu and Mint) to its service for the past few months.

“That means that right now, we’re hammering away at testing games on a variety of configurations, training up our teams on Linux-speak, and generally getting geared up for a big kick-off in the fall with at least 100 Linux games ready for you to play,” GOG.com stated.

GOG.com stressed that it is still in the early stages of the initiative, and it is not yet ready to talk about what Linux games it will launch in the fall. We’ll keep you posted.

With Valve’s Linux based Steam OS, more than 300 Linux games now on Steam, Steam Machines on the way, Crytek adding native Linux support for CryEngine, and now GOG.com, the pieces are falling into place. There are many hurdles left to overcome, namely getting AAA publishers to embrace it, but it appears Valve’s effort to transform PC gaming through Linux is beginning to take hold.

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