Flax for Linux is here!

Flax on Linux

Flax for Linux is here!

Linux support

We’re pleased to announce that Linux support is coming to the Flax Engine! Development builds of Flax’s technology run great on Ubuntu Linux supporting desktop gaming and cloud-based solutions.

Flax on Linux
Flax on Linux

Gaming Linux

Flax supports all core engine features on Linux. This includes high-performant Vulkan rendering and high-DPI monitor support.

Game developers can deploy their games to support desktop gaming on Linux or use special build options to run a game in the cloud for multiplayer and streaming purposes.

Under the hood, we use Clang 7 to compile engine source and all dependencies (Mono, PhysX, freetype, etc.). X11 is used for window system and mouse/keyboard input.

Flax running on Ubuntu Linux

What’s next?

Bringing Flax to Linux was challenging but it’s a major step in multiplatform support for the engine. At this point, Flax supports 4 platforms: Windows, Linux, Xbox One and UWP. We want to extend this to all major consoles (PS4, Switch) and mobile (iOS, Android).

You can expect Linux builds support in the upcoming Flax 0.6 update and open beta coming soon…

Wojciech Figat

Lead Developer

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