THQ: We Are Evaluating Future Support for Linux

December 17, 2012 -

On the heels of generating over $5 million from the Humble THQ Bundle, THQ says that it is evaluating various options for making more of its PC games Linux friendly. One of the biggest complaints against this particular bundle was that it was Windows-only. THQ now says that it is evaluating the costs and benefits of Linux, following consumer feedback on the Humble THQ Bundle.

THQ president Jason Rubin, who made a $10,000 donation to the bundle (the biggest of all donations to the THQ bundle, for the record) replied to a question on Twitter regarding THQ's plans to bring games to Linux, saying:

"Got the Linux message load [sic] and clear via #HumbleBundle feedback. Evaluating cost/benefit as we speak."

Speaking later to Polygon, Rubin said that THQ is taking feedback from Linux users on how to support the platform while keeping the costs down. Some of the ideas being kicked around include letting the community help:

"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."

The Humble THQ Bundle launched on November 26 and offered six THQ PC games including Darksiders, Metro 2033, Red Faction, Company of Heroes, Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor, and Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts. Those that paid more than the average price unlocked Saints Row: The Third, Titan Quest, the Red Faction: Armageddon DLC pack Path of War, and Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War Game of the Year Edition.

Source: GameSpot


 
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