When it was announced in 2009 Quake Live was a joy for gamers Linux users who could finally enjoy this multiplayer FPS natively through the browser. But Quake Live says goodbye to browser and, by extension, says goodbye to Linux (and Mac OS X, in case anyone cares).
Id Software, developer of this title, prepare the transition from the browser to the classic game disk installable, and that alone will installer for Windows . Besides, they say, changes in security policies for Firefox and Chrome with accessories (default prohibit installing extensions outside the official website), is an ideal time to make the change.
As stated in the FAQ of this information, and walk enthusiasts testing the new version report that the game works via Wine or virtualizing your system (obviously), but insists that id Software native support, no nothing. In fact, they warn: “If you have Mac and Linux and has a paid subscription, you can only access the game using emulation or virtualization software.”
So goodbye Quake Live, you go pretty. Does anyone still playing it?