Linux to get first commercial game release

Civ III for Linux to coincide with Windows version

The latest title in the hugely popular Civilisation series of 'God sims', Civilisation: Call to Power, is to be released on Linux, the first time a major commercial entertainment release has shipped on the platform at the same time as the Windows version. The port is being handled by Loki Entertainment under licence from Civilisation's publisher, Activision. Loki will also take responsibility for marketing the Linux version of Call to Power, which will ship "shortly after" Activision's release of the Windows version. The game will ship through retail and mail order outlets with a similar price tag to the PC version, Loki said. ®

Sponsored: Today’s most dangerous security threats