Linux Foundation launches Windows-only Game Engine

Continuing their long, clearly intentional march towards making their business about anything and everything except Linux, The Linux Foundation has announced yet another new business: The Open 3D Foundation (along with a corresponding Open 3D Engine).

At first blush, this some sense. Open source 3D game engine! Not the first one, won’t be the last. But another one can’t hurt!

There’s just one teensy, tiny issue…

Open 3D Engine only runs on Windows.

Seriously. Not a joke.

The Linux Foundation now makes a Windows-only 3D game engine. Some folks in Redmond are having a good chuckle over this.

Check out the System Requirements (published by The Linux Foundation):

Open 3D Engine requires Windows 10 64-bit (versions 1809, 10.0.17763 or later)

  • 2.5 GHz quad-core Intel or AMD processor
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 2 GB VRAM DirectX 12 or Vulkan; 4 GB VRAM recommended
    • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 with driver version 465.89 or later
    • AMD Radeon Pro 560 or higher with latest drivers
    • Intel HD 630 or higher with latest drivers
  • 60 GB of free disk space
  • Visual Studio 2019

Yeah. You read that right.

Not only is does this new project from The Linux Foundation require Windows 10… it also requires that developers use Microsoft Visual Studio 2019.

Well. Huh.

At least this new business has something to do with computers. Unlike their other recent business: vaccine passports.

Bryan Lunduke

Former Deputy Editor for Linux Journal magazine. Former Technology Journalist for Network World. Former VP of Technology. Former Linux Marketing Director. Former Dishwasher.