Folks have been asking about our early Linux efforts and support for Valve’s SteamOS and Steam Machines. We have good news for you! The 4.1 source code has initial support for running and packaging games for Linux and SteamOS. We love Linux!
And another major game engine adds Linux and SteamOS support (CryEngine did so as well).
UT2004 always ran great under Linux.
And, for that matter, FreeBSD’s Linux emulation. In those days, FreeBSD’s graphics performance was way better than Linux – 30-40% higher frame rates with a GeForce FX compared to Linux – and Epic considered any difficulty running UT2004 under FreeBSD a bug.
The only thing these annouoncements are lacking, though, is dev tools. Sure, the Crysis engine runs under Linux, but I’m sure the native dev tools are Windows only, just as the native tools for Doom3 were Windows only.
UnrealEd was Windows only, also. Unity also appears to have the tools Windows or OSX only.
Where’s the Linux love?