We touched on this topic in this thread, but I think this topic really deserves it’s own thread:
Why do you think that the GPU access is restricted under Linux? Please vote for one in the comments or suggest your alternate reasoning.
- Competition with Linux game development
- Just Not ImportantDeveloping and supporting proper Linux drivers takes time, money, and valuable resources. Maybe Sony simply has more important priorities.
I vote for Linux game dev. Think about it: if devs could access the full hardware under Linux, they could make the exact same games for Linux that they make for PS3 and sell to the exact same install base with one difference: They can cut Sony out of the picture and not pay them anything. The PlayStation revenue stream could really dry up.
Written by: Darrin
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