Loki entertainment has announced an exclusive worldwide deal to publish, package, and distribute the Linux version of id software's Quake III
. Loki expects to ship the Linux version of the massively anticipate shooter on December 27, just weeks after the Windows and Mac versions. "id Software went to great lengths to assure a near simultaneous multi-platform launch for Quake III Arena
, assuring that no gamer will miss out on the action," said id CEO Todd Hollenshead. Linux Quake III
will ship initially in a collector's tin box, and will be packaged with the SuSE Linux 6.3 operating system.