CrossOver Games adds firepower to Linux

By   |  March 27, 2008

CodeWeavers, developer of software that makes it possible to run Windows applications on Mac and Linux operating systems, yesterday announced CrossOver Games. Crossover Games is a tool allowing users to play Windows games, including World of Warcraft, Guild Wars and many Steam games including Team Fortress 2, Counterstrike Source, Civilization 4, Peggle, and many others on the platform and machine of their choice.

“One of the differences between CrossOver Games and our current CrossOver products is that it’s going to be a little more ‘bleeding edge’,” said Jeremy White, president and CEO of CodeWeavers. “The Wine development community, including CodeWeavers, is cranking out a lot of important improvements to game support. We want to get those improvements into the hands of gamers now. CrossOver Games, we think, will fit in with the edgier technology needs of gamers.”

CrossOver Games features many recent game advancements developed in the open source community. “This is our way of promoting the incredible work of the open source community,” said White. “It also marks a positional change in our product line. There’s a perception that our products primarily make Windows office productivity applications run under our CrossOver products. The truth is, CrossOver also runs many popular games on Macs and Linux PCs as well.”

CrossOver Games can be downloaded from the CodeWeavers website but is not free. CrossOver Games will cost $39.95.

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