GOG.com Finally to Offer Linux-based Games

GOG Offering Linux Games

Some of the big news this past week was that GOG.com games will soon be available for GNU/Linux. At least 100 of them by fall of this year, in fact.

No specific games are announced, but it seems after all of these years of dismissing what has been the biggest demand by their community, GOG is finally ready to support games playable on Linux-based devices as official and supported offerings.

Is the decision due in large part to Valve’s recent pushes onto the OS?

No matter what the reason, I welcome the news. Perhaps it will be followed eventually by Unity offering its editor on GNU/Linux as well.

I posted in the past about a mistake I made purchasing a game on GOG because I didn’t realize there wasn’t a Linux-based version available until it was too late. Luckily, the developers provide indie-level support, but I’m looking forward to being able to go to GOG.com to get any updates easily.

What do you think about the news?

1 comment to GOG.com Finally to Offer Linux-based Games

  • This can only be good for the future of gaming. Hopefully it’s a sign that things are falling in line for broader crossplatform support in general. It’s certainly much easier nowadays to write software for multiple platforms.

    Google saw OS convergence a long time ago. Too bad they kinda tried to branch their own instead of helping Linux more directly. Either way, the end result is the same. Our platforms are becoming so similar in features and 3rd party tools that I can almost glimpse the OS-agnostic future of gaming.

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