Ubuntu Software Center gets two EA titles – the company’s first batch of games for Linux
Yes, you read that right – two browser-based EA titles, Command & Conquer Tiberium Alliances and Lord of Ultima have just made their way into the Ubuntu Software Center.
I know what you’re thinking: why the hell did you get my hopes up?!
While a pair of browser-based titles might not seem all that interesting, this is essentially the first baby steps Linux has taken towards becoming more gamer-friendly.
The actual downloads from the Software Center are just launchers that will open up your default browser to run either game – not too high tech, but this definitely shows that EA has some interest in getting its hands dirty with some Linux development.
Ubuntu 12.10 aims to be compatible on a wide range of mobile devices, but it’s not likely to raise too many eyebrows unless it can get some support for the games that we all know and love. People aren’t going to trade in Android for Ubuntu if there aren’t any attractive games.
EA is a pretty big game developer. As OMG! UBUNTU! noted, it’s mind blowing that someone like them would even “look at the Ubuntu platform with dollar signs in their eyes”.
I think I like where this is going. Aside from what a few major game titles could bring to tablets running the OS, imagine how many Mac and PC users might be tempted to make the leap to Linux if they could still play games like Battlefield 3 – or Crysis 2.