THQ looking into Linux support following success of Humble Bundle

THQ Linux

By on December 17, 2012 at 12:18 pm

The Humble THQ Bundle, which can only be described as a rip-roaring success, has caused THQ’s CEO Jason Rubin to expand his platform horizons.

Asked over Twitter whether the company would consider Linux support, Rubin replied that THQ had “Got the Linux message loud and clear via #HumbleBundle feedback. Evaluating cost/benefit as we speak.”

Though this is far from actual confirmation of a Linux release, THQ adding official support for Linux would bring it in behind Valve, who have been recently leading the charge on all things Linux- and gaming-related. It seems things are looking up for Linux gamers!

Source: PCGamesN

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Linux support for more stuff would be great, but until the a large portion of users start using linux, very few developers will create games with support for it. That said, many appear to be considering support for it – but why? Surely WIndows 8 isn’t that big a deal…

 

@Brunius, yeah Windows 8 is fine, not worth all the outcry that has been made about it. But that said, If current gen games were far more common on Linux I would jump ship back to Ubuntu in no time.

 

That’s where a Linux based Valve game console comes in (assuming that it is essentially a fixed spec PC running a custom Linux distro, most likely Ubuntu based and locked to a Steam front end), if it gains anywhere near the popularity of either Xbox360 or PS3 then things should be rosy since unless games companies explicitly code to lock out anything that is not a Valve console the games will run on an adequately specced PC running Linux by default, no porting of any kind necessary.

 
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Not gonna happen. THQ are dying – I doubt the recent Humble Bundle will stave off their destruction by anymore than a few months. Even if they somehow many a surprise recovery, they certainly don’t have the resources to expend on porting to such a small market right now. Valve are only investing in Linux because they want to make a console, and don’t want to pay Microsoft for the privilege.

 
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