A reader asked in a comment whether or not it was confirmed that the next version of the Unreal engine, UnrealEngine 3, would have Linux support. In an interview with Eurogamer.net, Epic’s Mark Rein had this to say:
Eurogamer: The owners of other cards will be asking what compromises will there be for their cards?
Mark Rein: None. It’s not about making the game not run well on other cards. We’d be totally stupid to not run well on ATI cards. There are a large percentage of people who have those cards. We even have a software renderer in our Unreal 2 engine, so we can run on a 2D card! We’d be stupid to deliver a bad experience. We want to make the game run the best it can on every customer’s system – that’s our absolute goal, and not doing that doesn’t help Nvidia any more than it doesn’t help us, so that’s something we always strive to do. We even run on Linux, we run on Mac. We work really hard to have the largest audience of gamers we can possibly have.