THQ pondering Linux support for future PC releases
Following the recent feedback from their recent Humble Bundle, THQ is looking at the possibility of making future PC releases compatible with Linux.
THQ president, Jason Rubin, explained on Twitter that they are exploring the costs and benefits of porting their PC releases to the Linux operating system.
Rubin said briefly, Got the Linux message loud and clear via Humble Bundle feedback. Evaluating cost/benefit as we speak.
He expanded his comments saying, "The message I took away from a large number of tweets and comments around the THQ Humble Bundle sale is that there are vibrant communities of gamers using other operating systems besides the dominant ones, and a company like THQ should not overlook them. Complicating the analysis (in a positive way), gamers have tweeted inventive ideas to me, such as letting the community help in the porting to bring down costs. THQ is committed to look at anything that makes sense. I'm sure we will have more to announced shortly."
With Valve bringing Steam to the Linux-based Ubuntu operating system and even looking to power their mooted Steam Box hardware with the OS this may be a good move.
Thanks Polygon via Develop Online.