Apple plans a large online video game store ... will it affect Linux?

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AppleAccording to the media Cheddar is planning to launch a great platform for gamers, it is a great video game store where you can buy all the video games you want. That would be a kind of Netflix but gaming, which would attract many developers and would surely generate a great industry, since everything that Copertino's company touches seems to turn into gold.

It is not yet certain, and maybe it will triumph or maybe it will remain in the drawer of oblivion like other projects, but if it were to come true, this could mean a before and after. This is not news for LxA or it may not seem like it, but this could have a strong impact on the burgeoning industry of the video game for Linux. And it could affect very positively or negatively ...

In the event that it affects negatively, which I do not think so, it would be because Apple extended its arms and exerted its power to have exclusivity for some titles in its store, which would leave Windows out of the game and, with much more reason, also to Linux. This doesn't have to be this way, and as I say, let's be positive as I like and put ourselves in the event that positively affect.

You know that Linux titles have been growing exponentially, growing up to 400% in some year and that last 2018 we ended up with over 5000 titles on Steam for Linux. An unthinkable figure years ago, but if Apple were to launch the store and attract a multitude of developers to its platform (without exclusivity), there could be an indirect impact on the titles ported to Linux, since both platforms are Unix and share a large part development.

Therefore, a strong bet by Apple in the sector of video game on Unix It could mean that there would be a lot of good news for Linux users, since as I say, Linux has a small but juicy market share and it would be much easier to carry titles from macOS to Linux that from Windows to macOS or Linux as it is done now ...


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  1.   Luisa Sung said

    Before Steam there were already more than 5000 games for GNU / Linux, please, it seems that they have invented the games for GNU / Linux.
    The only thing they have "invented" has been DRM games and data mining with our gaming habits.