Epic Games announced yesterday that Easy Anti-Cheat now has native support for Linux and MacOS, and can also be used with Wine and Proton. These compatibility layers are used to run Windows programs on Linux. The actual effect is that any games that use Easy Anti-Cheat, such as Apex Legends, Day by Daylight and Halo, should run well on the Steam platform when they are released.
Not to be outdone, War eye It was announced today that it will also run on the Steam Deck software.
BattlEye has been providing native Linux and Mac support for a long time, and we can announce that we will also support the upcoming Steam Deck (Proton). This will be done on an opt-in basis, and the game developer can choose whether to allow it.September 24, 2021
“BattlEye has been providing native Linux and Mac support for a long time, and we can announce that we will also support the upcoming Steam Deck (Proton),” BattlEye tweeted. “This will be done on an opt-in basis, and game developers can choose whether to allow it.”
This is very important. As we explained in August, many of Proton’s online game anti-cheat software are struggling. If the anti-cheat software does not work, then any games that rely on it will not work. BattlEye compatibility opens the door to many very popular online games on the Steam platform, including Ark: Survival Evolved, Armed Assault 3, Destiny 2, Fortnite, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Rainbow Six Siege, and Survarium.
I’m not entirely clear about what it means to “complete on the basis of opt-in”-I mean, I know what “opt-in” means, I just don’t understand why developers don’t want their games to support BattlEye and therefore can’t Run on the Steam platform. I have emailed Battleeye to clarify.