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Gaming on Linux

Discussion in 'Computer Game Geeks' started by amusicsite, 14 Feb 2017.

  1. amusicsite

    amusicsite dn ʎɐʍ sᴉɥ┴ Staff Member


    A note about these figures, these are fairly maxed out settings. Most people seem to be happy with performance if run on recommended settings for your system. So the PC Master Race will not be looking at Linux to replace their Windows install until Vulkan games come out optimised for both platforms, which I think will be the final step needed to put Linux on a level playing field to Windows. So far over the last few years there seems to have been only one or two notable games that have been built on Vulkan but it looks like it's reached the point, proved by Doom, that the API is ready for the big time and studios are seriously looking at using it. All the major game engines support it.

    The good news is 2016 was probably the best year for gaming on Linux ever. A large number of top titles we released, Steam now has thousands of Linux games, a few of them are even quite good. While performance may be slightly under par compared to Windows at least they are a available and playable, even if you have to compromise a bit. This is still much better than it's ever been and the future looks like it's just going to keep getting better.:gamer: