Battlefield Director Says Linux Only Needs One Killer Game

/ 7 years ago


Linux is about to become bigger than ever, with SteamOS set to tip the balance of power in the PC gaming community with the offer of a rock solid distribution platform, a multitude of home entertainment features and support from an existing library of Linux Steam games, not to mention the fact that the whole thing will be free to download and install, making the option of a 2nd gaming PC a Windows licence free option.

Battlefield developer DICE know there is big change on the way and they don’t want to be left behind the pack on this one. Stating that Linux will only take one “killer” game to explode into mainstream gaming, and DICE creative director Lars Gustavsson said himself that “We [DICE] strongly want to get into Linux for a reason. It took Halo for the first Xbox to kick off and go crazy — usually, it takes one killer app or game and then people are more than willing [to adopt it] — it is not hard to get your hands on Linux, for example, it only takes one game that motivates you to go there.”

He has a point and this is really hot stuff to hear from such a big developer, this could be the first indication that Linux may be getting something big like Battlefield 4 and if this is true, you can back your backside that other developers such as Ubisoft and Activision will follow suit for fear of letting their rivals get all the glory.

“Basically for different ways of accessing customers and giving them possibilities of play, I think it is super exciting. The only thing I know is that from five or ten years from now gaming and especially how you consume it won’t look like it does today. I do think with streaming services and new input devices and so on, it wouldn’t surprise me if there is less need of hardware and more on demand gaming experience.” said Lars while speaking with Polygon about the SteamBox and SteamOS announcements.

SteamBox is going into Beta soon, SteamOS is right around the corner, all while we sit on the edge of a new generation of consoles, next year is shaping up to be a huge deal for gamers!

Thank you Polygon for providing us with this information.

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