Linux will soon have the ability to run the latest PC games that use DirectX 11. All this is going to happen with a software called CrossOver which is extending support to DirectX 11 by the end of this year. Those who prefer Wine, they will get it shortly afterwards.
It should be noted that Wine already supports DirectX 9, but the newer games no longer support DirectX 9.
While there are very few software that still don’t work on Linux using Wine, games are a complicated situation because they are complicated to emulate. For those who don’t know, Wine is an open-source tool that allows Windows applications to run on non-Windows operating systems like Linux, OS X and others.
According to a post on Reddit, this code will be completed by the end of 2015, and work has already in progress for seven months.
There are lots of users who want Linux to support DirextX 11 and with its arrival in CrossOver and Wine, gamers will surely have a big reason to celebrate.
“In the coming months, CodeWeavers will have support for DirectX 11; better controller support; and further improvements to overall GPU performance. While these incremental improvements for game support may seem small (at first), the cumulative improvements for game support will allow for many of these games to ‘just run’ when released,” said James Ramey, the president of Codeweavers, in his E3 2015 blog.
With CrossOver and Wine bringing DirexctX 11 support, Linux gamers will have access to the entire Windows game]ing catalogue.
“It won’t matter if you’re battling against Thor or Apollo using a PC, a Mac, or a Linux computer.”
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Also read: Getting Started With Linux (Part 1 and 2)