The Linux Foundation gets into game development with new Open 3D Foundation

With a new open-source version of Amazon’s Lumberyard game engine, the Open 3D Foundation hopes to be a resource for 3D game developers worried about commercial license constraints.

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The Linux Foundation has announced a new project that 3D game developers are sure to be interested in. Called the Open 3D Foundation, the project is launching with the new Open 3D Engine (O3DE), a new version of Amazon’s Lumberyard game engine contributed by Amazon Web Services.

With more than 20 founding partners, including Adobe, Huawei and Niantic, the aim of the Open 3D engine is to “enable developers and content creators to build 3D experiences unencumbered by commercial terms,” The Linux Foundation said in a press release. 

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