Apparently the state of Linux gaming has improved in recent years, so with lots of titles available, SD might be one of the last reasons to still keep that Windows 7/10 around on your machine.
Took a look at some desktop/laptop OS statistics and it looks like Linux is some 2-3%, OSX 12% (think most of it laptops) and the rest pretty much Windows. This could put the number of SD / Red Dragon Linux players at rough 10 000 or below per title, depending on sales figures etc. But I'd think technically (WG/SD) gamers could be a group that easily migrates to Linux, since they tend to be technically savvy power users and don't have the strong platform locks from MS software (Office + business infrastructure) that for example business users have.
pyrr wrote:It's a shame really. Eugen and Paradox were, respectively are, known for their excellent Linux support. The Wargame series, EU4, HOI4, Stellaris, Cities all work on Linux. SD:N44 doesn't. Well then. Why don't you ask Feral to port your game to Linux, Eugen?
Good question. What is the Freal business model/pricing like?
And by the way, people are not "really happy" with Windows 10, it's partly also that they are not migrating to the new Windows release. Many are staying on Win 7 or even XP - looks like Microsoft's peak at OS adoption was with XP several years ago, Windows 7 already was less popular and I bet there is a lower uptake on Windows 10 still. It is the reason why Microsoft keeps various backdoors available so you can upgrade to Windows 10 for free.