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Crytek wants a Linux Programmer

TheLizardbonesTheLizardbones Arkham, VAPosts: 10,910Member

That's right folks, Valve isn't the only company trying to get things going on Linux before Microsoft locks down their software ecosystem.

http://www.crytek.com/career/offers/overview/frankfurt/programming-engineering/linux-programmer

Nice.

I can not remember winning or losing a single debate on the internet.

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  • NitthNitth AustraliaPosts: 3,684Member Uncommon


    Originally posted by lizardbones
    That's right folks, Valve isn't the only company trying to get things going on Linux before Microsoft locks down their software ecosystem.

    http://www.crytek.com/career/offers/overview/frankfurt/programming-engineering/linux-programmer

    Nice.

    Personally i think they would see a whole lot of backlash from that community because:

    1. They usually want the source.
    2. They usually want software free.

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  • TheLizardbonesTheLizardbones Arkham, VAPosts: 10,910Member


    Originally posted by Nitth
    Originally posted by lizardbones
    That's right folks, Valve isn't the only company trying to get things going on Linux before Microsoft locks down their software ecosystem.

    http://www.crytek.com/career/offers/overview/frankfurt/programming-engineering/linux-programmer

    Nice.

    Personally i think they would see a whole lot of backlash from that community because:

    1. They usually want the source.
    2. They usually want software free.




    A backlash because Crytek didn't give Crysis away for free? No.

    The question is whether or not they could sell enough copies of the game to Linux gamers to make it worth their time. Right now, I'd say probably not. But in the future when Microsoft decides to lock down Windows the same way they want to lock down the XB1 in order to drive sales rather than innovation, it might be well worth their time. Especially for users who only really game on their PCs.

    I can not remember winning or losing a single debate on the internet.

  • BetaguyBetaguy Halifax, NSPosts: 2,590Member
    Originally posted by lizardbones

     


    Originally posted by Nitth

    Originally posted by lizardbones
    That's right folks, Valve isn't the only company trying to get things going on Linux before Microsoft locks down their software ecosystem.

    http://www.crytek.com/career/offers/overview/frankfurt/programming-engineering/linux-programmer

    Nice.


     

    Personally i think they would see a whole lot of backlash from that community because:

    1. They usually want the source.
    2. They usually want software free.



    A backlash because Crytek didn't give Crysis away for free? No.

    The question is whether or not they could sell enough copies of the game to Linux gamers to make it worth their time. Right now, I'd say probably not. But in the future when Microsoft decides to lock down Windows the same way they want to lock down the XB1 in order to drive sales rather than innovation, it might be well worth their time. Especially for users who only really game on their PCs.

     

    XB1 is not locked down, your info is old

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  • TheLizardbonesTheLizardbones Arkham, VAPosts: 10,910Member


    Originally posted by Betaguy
    Originally posted by lizardbones   Originally posted by Nitth Originally posted by lizardbones That's right folks, Valve isn't the only company trying to get things going on Linux before Microsoft locks down their software ecosystem. http://www.crytek.com/career/offers/overview/frankfurt/programming-engineering/linux-programmer Nice.
      Personally i think they would see a whole lot of backlash from that community because: 1. They usually want the source. 2. They usually want software free.
    A backlash because Crytek didn't give Crysis away for free? No. The question is whether or not they could sell enough copies of the game to Linux gamers to make it worth their time. Right now, I'd say probably not. But in the future when Microsoft decides to lock down Windows the same way they want to lock down the XB1 in order to drive sales rather than innovation, it might be well worth their time. Especially for users who only really game on their PCs.  
    XB1 is not locked down, your info is old


    Compared to developing for Windows or Linux, it's locked down. All updates go through Microsoft and all software delivery go through known channels. Microsoft has good reasons for this, but it's locked down. Especially compared to developing for Windows and Linux right now. That's not bad. What's bad is Microsoft is using the locked down nature of the system to gouge developers for money. It costs $20,000 for any and every update to released game. Developers must also have a contract with a publisher, whatever Microsoft considers a publisher. Of course, Microsoft will act as a publisher for developers, for a fee.

    It's pretty locked down.

    I can not remember winning or losing a single debate on the internet.

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