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EVE Online gives up Linux

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In a developer's blog entry entitled An update on Linux support, CCP Games producer Arend "CCP Whisper" Stührmann confirmed that the company is ceasing development of the Linux version of its massively multiplayer online game, EVE Online.

Linux support debuted in late 2007, at the same time as the Mac client of EVE Online was released. Both clients were facilitated through a development partnership with TransGaming Technologies, which used its Cider technology to make the Mac client, and used a similar technology called Cedega to make the game run on Linux operating systems. Alas, the effort had two different results on the separate platforms, according to Stührmann.

"The low amount of users of the Linux client did not justify the degree of additional complexity that maintaining three operating systems imposed on our development and release schedules," said Stührmann.

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