Epic Games Changes Story, Unsure About UT3 Linux Future
Phoronix: Epic Games Changes Story, Unsure About UT3 Linux Future
Next month will mark the two-year anniversary of the Unreal Tournament 3 release, but to this day the UT3 Linux client still has not been released. Up to this point we have been told by Ryan Gordon (the one porting over the game and engine to Linux) that it is still being worked on and Epic Games has similarly told us -- just two months ago -- that it is slowly being worked on...
Please stop spamming my newsreader with UT3 news (I know, that "news" is not the right word for that shit). If UT3 for Linux ever comes out (in this decade or in the next), you can give it a small sidenote with one or two words.
To be honest I had given up on this game ever having a Linux client about 3 or 4 months after it was released. I'm just glad I wasn't one of the people that bought it on the good faith that a client was going to be released like it was promised. This is vaporware in my book, same as Duke Nukem Forever.
Since we know that Epic contracted the port to Ryan Gordon, we can stop assigning blame to Epic. Epic did the right thing by starting a Linux port when they didn't have to. It's not their fault that Ryan isn't competent enough to finish the port quickly. Contracts usually stipulate time-based releases, and if Ryan is past the deadline or is simply unable to do it, what's the incentive in continuing work?
Even if it *was* completed, would it really matter? Would anyone CARE? Sure, a small handful of kids who have absolutely nothing better to do might run it for a few hours (collectively), and then in a matter of days, it will be forgotten altogether.