Slashdot on Future Ports of Games to Linux

January 28th, 2000 by Crusader

Slashdot’s Rob Malda posted a general request to the Slashdot community today: “What games do you most want to see ported to Linux in the next few months?”. Malda notes that his personal choices are Blizzard’s sci-fi RTS and upcoming RPG, Starcraft and Diablo II; my response is reprinted below:

Linux is finally gaining enough momentum to where publishers are comfortable allowing third parties (mostly Loki, and recently Tribsoft) port existing Windows titles that have sold well initially as Windows-only games. What I’d like to see (and the day I think is fast approaching) is more in-house simultaneous ports for Linux. The end goal, eventually, is original, top-tier quality, gaming content for Linux that isn’t necessarily available on other platforms, but is developed on and for Linux for its own sake…

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