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May 18th, 1999

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[4:49 PM]
Bungie Announces Myth II: Soulblighter For Linux!
Always up to something very cool, Bungie Software has announced that Myth II: Soulblighter will soon be available for Linux. The company is turning to Loki Entertainment to make the port and the game should be out soon. According to Bungie Software:

Bungie Software, long a leader in both multi-platform development and high-end games, casts a vote of confidence for Linux by announcing that their recent hit title "Myth II: Soulblighter" will soon be available for the open-source platform.

To port and distribute the title Bungie has turned to Loki Entertainment Software, the premier company bringing triple-A titles to the Linux platform. As Loki's president Scott Draeker points out, "Linux is not just for servers any more! Many of the ten-million-plus Linux users would like to play games on their operating system of choice." Loki recently released "Civilization: Call to Power", and will be porting "Railroad Tycoon II" and "Eric's Ultimate Solitaire" in the near future. Among other game companies, id Software recently announced that it will be releasing Quake III: Arena for Linux.

Code for the Linux version of Myth II is already being compiled, and Loki expects the title will be complete in the late summer of 1999. Linux users will soon be joining crowds of Windows and Macintosh gamers on bungie.net, the free Internet game service that supports Myth: The Fallen Lords and Myth II: Soulblighter. Elaborating on this decision, Bungie CEO Alexander Seropian noted, "Linux is a growing platform for computer enthusiasts, and Bungie is a growing company for game enthusiasts - it makes a lot of sense for us to make Myth available for Linux."

The Mac Observer Spin: The linux boards and IRC channels should be a buzzin' tonight. Many games have been brought to Linux in the past, but few have been commercial releases. This is a major development, especially if it signals a trend. That it should come from Bungie should be no surprise.

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