Crytek hiring to bring CryEngine 3 to Linux

Crysis developer seeking programmer to work on Linux version of 3D game engine.

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Crysis developer Crytek has posted a job listing (via Joystiq) calling for a programmer to work on bringing its CryEngine 3 to the Linux operating system.

"The CryEngine team is looking for a programmer to work on the Linux version of the 3D engine," reads the job advertisement.

CryEngine 3 is the latest version of Crytek's proprietary game engine. It has powered current-generation games like Crysis 3 and is also equipped for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Half-Life and Counter-Strike studio Valve recently brought Steam to Linux.

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119 comments
arsnakeheart
arsnakeheart

That serves as a measure as for how bad for developers Windows has become.

McGregor
McGregor

Honestly, if it weren't for computer games, I wouldn't even own a Windows operating system. If they can get it to support Linux, I'd finally get to be done with MS! I'm sure if this "linux" revolution starts making headway though, MS will kick the devs some money to, not, build a version for Linux/Apple (also linux/unix, but they charge you for it).

Skhuff
Skhuff

Linux and video games? 

Bond_Villain
Bond_Villain

really? Just so 6 guys can finally play Crysis on their Linux box?

LOL

Wattsburg0
Wattsburg0

If games start supporting Linux systems I will never have to us a windows OS again!

kritvichu
kritvichu

This is such a good news to hear. Here raise open source and more freedom. I can't imagin the world without a greedy M$ proprietaty would be.

JazzFromHell
JazzFromHell

man... i remember when I saw that picture... I was like "OMG they are real people!!!" and now I can see the difference at first sight... funny.

NTM23
NTM23

This is a bit off topic, but I wonder why EA opted to use the Frostbite engine for many of their future games instead of CryEngine. I'm not saying Frostbite is necessarily inferior to the CryEngine, not at all, just that I find it weird that they don't use CryEngine: maybe they can't?

frozenux
frozenux

I just love how Apple and others have completely eaten away MS monopoly those past years as far as OS goes.I just hope the trend will continue so we won't have to deal with their "we dictate what the consumers need" bullsht.

xcollector
xcollector

Developers should leave Windows. MS is bad for games. Remember when they made DirectX 10 Vista exclusive and left XP out. Naturally developers are going to develop for the largest install base. XP was holding back games because no one wanted Vista and DX10 wasn't supported on XP. Now many people don't want Windows 8 and MS is at it again making DirectX 11.2 only for Windows 8.1. Now they're leaving out the Windows 7 & Vista install base, even 8.0 if they don't update. I can't be bothered with this crap.

Linux should become the future of PC gaming. You wouldn't have to keep upgrading your os with $$$ just to get the next version of Open GL. Instead your money could go towards the hardware and supporting the devs. Imagine if all the devs contributed to Open GL to add the features they needed to fully realize the potential of their games. The community would really benefit and it would taking gaming to new levels no closed system would ever be able to reach.

JimmeyBurrows
JimmeyBurrows

Sexism, they copy-pasted the male heads but not the 1 female head... Terrible.

Ravenlore_basic
Ravenlore_basic

Thank you very much Crytech..  I know it will be successful. And may MANY game engines follow in your foot steps.  I am sure they will soon. 

Barrakas21
Barrakas21

Good luck programmer lol its time for ms shit their pants and stop monopolize the entire fucking market

DuaMn
DuaMn

Say what you about Crytek and their games, but at least they try and they are honest with the players. 

Keep on doing whatever you are doing Crytek, even though I don't like your games.

telaros
telaros

wow

One step closer to never having to use a windows installer EVER again!

Seriously, once I can port all my steam games to Linux, I'm uninstalling my Windows once and for all! XD

Blazeingdragin
Blazeingdragin

The linux gaming revolution continues, be afraid Windows be very afraid...

Bmilez13
Bmilez13

Its already on Windows, Now Coming To Linux, But No Mac Version? Ugh, the Potential. 

Darkly0
Darkly0

The only reason I'm stuck with WIndows is obviously because of game support. Damn you m$!

Kryptonbornson
Kryptonbornson

If enough of games would have come to Linux, I wouldn't have decided to purchase Windows 8 (which is okay, not as bad as people say), so I'm going to stick with Windows for a while. I'll check back on Linux in a few years, maybe around the time Windows 9 comes around because Ubuntu is actually getting pretty good.

kritvichu
kritvichu

This is such a good news to hear. Here raise open source and more freedom. I can't imagin the world without a greedy M$ proprietaty would be.

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

Why not hire some writers so your games don't suck as hard?

gamergath
gamergath

Why is the image above of heads having PINK lips, we don't have pink lips (FYI, am black,) :D

ClintCommander
ClintCommander

As someone that only uses Windows(only because of gaming), I am so happy to see companies starting to support Linux right now.  I know it won't happen for quite awhile, but down the road when games are unable to support Windows 7 for whatever reason, I think I'll appreciate having the option to switch over to another OS.

I just hope more and more developers begin to support Linux within that time.

Sefrix
Sefrix moderator

With this and Source 2 working on Linux I think that's a fantastic start. Honestly I cannot wait until gaming is free from an expensive and over-inflated OS. 

Kryptonbornson
Kryptonbornson

@NTM23 Frostbite to me is better optimized. With a decent graphics card you can max BF3 and Warfighter. Crysis 3 still brings my 7970 to it's knees at higher settings. At certain times it's like Crytek refuses to optimize in order to claim superiority.

arqe
arqe

@NTM23 They are paying for CryEngine but not for Frostbite. Simple :)

McGregor
McGregor

@frozenux Well, until Apple can get a bigger foothold in the business market, they won't really ever get rid of windows. It's hard to compete with the MS business software packages. But believe me, MS is feeling this hit. Maybe Apple will get the chance to bail Microsoft out! Then again, at the current rate, both of them will be turning to Google for bailout loans.

signaidy
signaidy

@xcollector Yea! I mean, DirectX11 is only supported by windows, xbox and windows phone, while OpenGL is supported by linux, apple, Sony's consoles, android, and even windows, leaving only xbox and windows phone out, in comparison... its a very small market. It would be easier for developers to code for OpenGL, since they would need less time to port their games to other plataforms, unlike with directX11, and, in the end, the linux kernel is way faster than the windows one, alowing for almost 20-30fps more than in windows on the same hardware..... who doesn't one more frames per second? xDD

McGregor
McGregor

@xcollector So well said it brought a tear to my eye.

Why PC gamers are going with Windows is beyond me, well, I know, it's the game platform that has the most support, so you're really forced to use it. That being said, it is my opinion that the majority of PC gamers are somewhat technically inclined. I'm willing to bet that vast majority build their own PC's Well, the truth is that Windows is a pain to install compared to Linux. It would be an easy transition to make for a PC gamer, and all the Mac users out there wouldn't really need to learn anything new, Since apple just reskins FreeBSD (I believe this is what they use) and charges their cusomters a premium for it. Anyway, the transition would be easy to do, and not to mention FREE! Think about getting to spend $100-150 more on hardware, how would that improve your gaming experience?

NTM23
NTM23

@DuaMn You forgot the word 'will' in there somewhere.

Kryptonbornson
Kryptonbornson

@SteamyPotatoes If they didn't release or at least announce HL3 at the launch of the Steambox, I don't know what to say then.

Ravenlore_basic
Ravenlore_basic

@Sefrix YES... Soon  Gaming will be free from Microsoft.  Free from the OVERLY greed that is sucking so much from this industry. 

Developers will benefit from lower cost, and with more coders working on Linux the better it will become for gaming. 

Sefrix
Sefrix moderator

@smashthejews And I love how you personally attack me on the internet like you are somehow superior to me. My posts are in bold the same reason I bold them on Fuse. I like to comment on articles and discuss things and it makes it easier for me to just scroll and find the bold. Believe it or not, you haven't even hurt my feelings and I will continue to bold all of my comments just like I have since it was first allowed.

hystavito
hystavito

@Ravenlore_basic @Sefrix Careful with that enthusiasm though, Linux doesn't necessarily mean freedom.  In order for gaming to thrive on Linux, we'll need some more consistency, and we could easily just all end up running SteamLinux or whatever for maximum compatibility, official support, etc. etc.  If that happens, we could still have some organization pulling the strings of the OS, encouraging things that are good for them while discouraging things that are not.

Still a choice is better than no choice, so I'm happy about Linux gaming becoming a real thing.  I am just also weary of the potential for it to just end up being abused by someone like Steam with their influence.  You know, meet the new boss, same as the old boss kinda thing.

Sefrix
Sefrix moderator

@hystavito Agreed that is a concern. Luckily I am generally always an optimist, and like you said, more choice is better regardless. Google uses their own version of Linux so what you suggest isn't all that far fetched actually.