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Activision Is Preventing A Game From Coming To Linux

Michael Larabel: A game studio has shared publicly that Activison is preventing a new game from actively being made for "that platform", a.k.a. Linux.

Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers was a 1993 adventure game out of Sierra On-Line that was popular back in the day and is now being remade as "Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers 20th Anniversary Edition." The title was announced back in October with plans to release the game for Windows, Apple OS X, iPad, Android, and Linux. The game re-make is being developed by Pinkerton Road and Phoenix Online Studios.

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BluP2432d ago

Something smells fishy...

Why wouldn't Activision allow the game to be made for Linux when Steam is going to roll out the new Steam boxes? I'd imagine it wouldn't cost a lot to port it.

I would think it would be because of a small userbase, but they're porting it to Mac! C'mon Activision!

Letros2431d ago

More platforms = more support, Activision is likely lazy and cheap.

Eonjay2431d ago

I'm not sure. I really don't. As much as we like to poke fun at Xbox One, there is absolutely no way that Call of Duty should have been 720p on Xbox One. I refuse to accept that. Xbox is better than that. Maybe they are just lazy...

XiSasukeUchiha2431d ago

Smiling cheap and fishy and cheesy with a side of mac.

sorceror1712431d ago

I assume they don't think the cost of testing on Linux would be worth the extra sales. Probably they aren't taking things like Steam boxes (and Steam support for Linux in general) into account, but it wouldn't be the first time suits screwed up.

ziggurcat2431d ago

why would anyone want to release a game on that garbage OS?

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megalonagyix2431d ago

lol sorry xD I didnt mention windows either though /troll