Over the weekend, I completed Jedi Fallen Order on PS4 (highly recommended; well worth the money if you like narrative-driven games), and just in case there was a post-credits sequence, I watched the credits in their entirety. In doing so, one thing struck me; the sheer number of open-source licenses being used by this 'AAA' title was amazing.
If a studio like Remedy under the tender mercy of EA and Disney find that open source is the best choice for many of the tools and libraries needed for a game like this, then how long until we have 'AAA' titles made entirely with FLOSS?
Is it far-fetched to think that, in the PC space at least, it may become easier for studios to make games for Linux than to continue aiming exclusively at a certain other bloated and poorly-optimised, yet inexplicably popular operating system?
Of course, it should be pointed out that, while Jedi: Fallen Order is available on Steam, all reports suggest that it fails completely to work under Proton. This does appear to be a result of the compulsory installation of EA Origin, even via Steam, rather than any inherent incompatibility in the game itself. Given EA's history, I wouldn't be surprised if DRM was involved, too.