Linux version of Quake Wars coming

— 12:39 PM on June 27, 2007

After making its way into Dell desktop and notebook systems, Linux is now going to get a little extra attention from game developers. A report by The Escapist quotes id Software's Timothee Besset as saying a Linux version of Enemy Territory: Quake Wars is in the works. Besset says it's unlikely the Linux client will make it into the retail release, but that it is indeed coming and that it will be a "high-quality product," just like what id delivers for Windows. He adds that AMD and Nvidia "have expressed interest in getting a Linux client early, so they can review how it performs and get their drivers adjusted."

This isn't an entirely unexpected move, of course. Many id games, including Doom 3, have been ported to Linux. The predecessor to Quake Wars—Splash Damage's Quake 3 engine-based Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory—is also available for Linux. Since Quake Wars is based on the Doom 3 engine, it makes sense that it would receive the Linux treatment, as well.

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