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'Titanfall' Mac version in the Works but what about Linux?

Respawn’s “Titanfall” launched for the PC and Xbox One on March 11 and talks about bringing the first-person shooter to Mac are already in the works.

The game development studio is negotiating with Austin, Texas-based Aspyr Media to bring a Mac version of “Titanfall” to eager players.

Respawn founder Vince Zampella confirmed this on Twitter on March 13. When asked by a fan if a Mac version of the game would be coming soon, Zampella responded “we are talking to Aspyr, they should do it.”

Aspyr Media was founded in 1996 and specializes in porting Windows games to Mac OS. The company has worked on “Call of Duty,” “Sid Meier’s Civilization,” “Star Wars” and “DOOM.” As of 2003, Aspyr owned 60 percent of the Mac entertainment market.

From Linux Game News:

This is all well and good for Mac users, but the Source engine, which Titanfall is build on, does not have a Linux port available.  Where is the Linux version of Titanfall?

Honestly, if there is any one platform that would have the greatest benefit for Respawn, native Linux support would do just that.  I’m not sure if Vince Zampella has seen the Humble  Bundle Statistics, the potential that hides within the gaming community. A far more profound emergence with the coming of SteamOS, a console platform designed to change the whole gaming experience.

Also, if you remember a few months back, DICE’s Battlefield director made the statement, Linux needs one ‘killer’ game to explode. While Crytek on the other hand are ready to take off with native Linux support at GDC 2014, in just a couple of days.
So the potential is there, a free stable operating system and awesome gaming.

Right now Respawn are missing a HUGE opportunity to make a really big BANG in the industry, don’t you think?

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