Nintendo Entertainment System 10. mar, 2013 @ 4:52am
What if Half life 3 became a linux and/or steambox exclusive
This is probably been asked before but I was wondering what if valve made HL3 a Linux exclusive
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Junior s2 Camila 10. mar, 2013 @ 5:19am 
Exclusive not, but 1st on Linux maybe
CarrotDick 10. mar, 2013 @ 5:34am 
And what if Valve just pulled Steam for Windows and stopped supporting it.

They'd sacrifice 90+% of their sales or more if they didn't release it in Windows.
mattyy1hp 10. mar, 2013 @ 6:10am 
Spam, everywhere, on every Linux forum.
A lot of petitions would be created to release it for Windows.
Line (Line Is Not an Emulator) would be in a development.

And I ... would laugh.
rudeboyskunk 10. mar, 2013 @ 7:16am 
It would be awesome for 5 seconds, and then you'd get posts like "zomg how do i install ubuntu and steam it's not working i'm getting a 'wrong architecture' error linux sucks cuz i can't figure it out in like 5 ♥♥♥♥ing minutes" all over the place
-generic- 10. mar, 2013 @ 7:27am 
Why should they? Exclusives are almost never a good thing for us as consumers in any scenario and makes people on the short end of the stick ♥♥♥♥ed off at the ones doing it. In this case it would annoy the vast majority of users since like it or not, Windows is still the breadwinner for Steam/Valve and most other game makers.

Even in the Humble Bundle where Linux blows away the myth that we don't buy things, Windows still accounts for the lion's share of earnings.

If they released it on all platforms at the same time I'd be happy.
Junior s2 Camila 10. mar, 2013 @ 8:24am 
Opprinnelig skrevet av rudeboyskunk Linux:
It would be awesome for 5 seconds, and then you'd get posts like "zomg how do i install ubuntu and steam it's not working i'm getting a 'wrong architecture' error linux sucks cuz i can't figure it out in like 5 ♥♥♥♥ing minutes" all over the place
Hahahahaahhaa
spo 10. mar, 2013 @ 8:56am 
it would be a commercial flop but a market maker
Daw11 10. mar, 2013 @ 9:01am 
No one would buy a console that hasn't at least 1-2 big exclusives at launch and 4-5 within the first year. If my predictions are correct, Dota 2 is gonna be the last game released by Valve that supports Windows.
Sist redigert av Daw11; 10. mar, 2013 @ 9:06am
NukaCola 10. mar, 2013 @ 9:29am 
They could/should make it Steam exclusive. No ports to the other consoles, but they need a Windows port for PC's. That would hopefully drive sales of Steambox which would in turn push other game publishers to demand Steambox ports of their games, since Steambox is Linux we'd automatically get a Linux PC Steam port then as well.
Selthus 10. mar, 2013 @ 9:34am 
Ok let me put it this way. Most companies support Mac because they'll hit 3%-10% of the population for their title. They won't support Linux at 1%-3%.

Valve will support Mac who is 3% and even Linux who makes up 2% of their population running steam (atm).

So seeing they will even support a slice of the pie as small as 2% how the heck do you figure they'd cut off support for windows even if somehow they lost significant market share.

Even if best case scenario Linux hit some kind of revolution and people realized that Linux was this amazing OS and no one should ever use windows ever, keep in mind that a huge chunk of people are STILL using internet explorer as their default browser.

Some people will never change their software if it means installing something extra. Valve isn't stupid. Valve knows this. Microsoft will never lose the majority of the desktop market share. The desktop will die as a form factor long before that becomes even close to a reality.

It is hilarious some of you think Linux will go from barely even supported to somehow getting exclusive titles. One can dream I suppose.
s.plisskin [Archlinux] 10. mar, 2013 @ 9:37am 
Something they should consider when MS adopts a subscription model for their OS. Watch the mass of refugees flood Ubuntuland for Asylum. Plenty of poops and giggles to ensue.
Selthus 10. mar, 2013 @ 9:37am 
You'd pretty much have to somehow convince the people at Valve to start hating money.
Selthus 10. mar, 2013 @ 9:43am 
Opprinnelig skrevet av Daw11:
No one would buy a console that hasn't at least 1-2 big exclusives at launch and 4-5 within the first year. If my predictions are correct, Dota 2 is gonna be the last game released by Valve that supports Windows.

Sorry but this makes no sense to me at all. How is a Linux game exclusive to the Steambox? Making their games exclusive to Linux would still allow people to play the game on any other computer.

There are already loads of PC exclusive games. The closest Steambox is ever going to get to exclusive titles are titles that will run on any computer.

So why drop Windows support? You literally gain nothing, but lose so much.
Sist redigert av Selthus; 10. mar, 2013 @ 9:47am
Daw11 10. mar, 2013 @ 11:12am 
Opprinnelig skrevet av Selthus:
So why drop Windows support? You literally gain nothing, but lose so much.
Windows is no more only an OS, in one or two years is going to be a direct competitor of Steam. All Pc games will be available as apps inside the Windows Marketplace and those who don't want to use it will have the same problems of the developers who don't want to use Apple's App Store. Valve will lose a lot of money because of this and their last chance is to compete against Windows and bring as many people as possible to Linux.
Sist redigert av Daw11; 10. mar, 2013 @ 11:13am
Selthus 10. mar, 2013 @ 12:48pm 
Opprinnelig skrevet av Daw11:
Opprinnelig skrevet av Selthus:
So why drop Windows support? You literally gain nothing, but lose so much.
Windows is no more only an OS, in one or two years is going to be a direct competitor of Steam. All Pc games will be available as apps inside the Windows Marketplace and those who don't want to use it will have the same problems of the developers who don't want to use Apple's App Store. Valve will lose a lot of money because of this and their last chance is to compete against Windows and bring as many people as possible to Linux.

If it gets to the point where all games are bypassing steam for Windows store then steam would die, not Windows. A linux exclusive of Half-Life 3 would not all of a sudden swing the market share to Valve's favor. Many players would simply not buy the game. Other people would dual-boot or VM before they give up their entire library for one game.

I'm as optimistic as they come when it comes to Linux gaming. But Linux exclusive AAA titles are never going to be a reality.
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