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Metro: Last Light Looks Like It May Be Heading To Linux UPDATED
Posted , 12 August 2013 at 3:09 pm UTC / 20320 views
It Is the Year 2034.

Beneath the ruins of post-apocalyptic Moscow, in the tunnels of the Metro, the remnants of mankind are besieged by deadly threats from outside – and within. Mutants stalk the catacombs beneath the desolate surface, and hunt amidst the poisoned skies above.

But rather than stand united, the station-cities of the Metro are locked in a struggle for the ultimate power, a doomsday device from the military vaults of D6. A civil war is stirring that could wipe humanity from the face of the earth forever.

As Artyom, burdened by guilt but driven by hope, you hold the key to our survival – the last light in our darkest hour…

Looks like Metro: Last Light could be heading to Linux, the SteamDB shows this on its page:
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Looks real enough to me. I have reached out to the developers for comment on it although considering how big they are we may not get a reply. There is no Linux content yet so it's not actually out yet.

If you remember I pointed it in a prior article that Deep Silver did state that games like this may come!

I have personally played the original Metro: 2033 and it was great so this is welcome news to me.

Key Features
  • A gripping, story-driven first person shooter, Metro: Last Light is the hugely anticipated sequel to 2010’s critically acclaimed cult classic Metro 2033
  • Experience thrilling combat with an exotic arsenal of hand-made weaponry against deadly foes – both human and mutant – and use stealth to launch attacks under the cover of darkness
  • Explore the post-apocalyptic world of the Moscow Metro, one of the most immersive, atmospheric game worlds ever created
  • Fight for every bullet and every last breath in a claustrophobic blend of survival horror and FPS gameplay
  • Next generation technology boasting stunning lighting and physics sets a new graphical benchmark on both console and PC
This is a proper AAA First Person Shooter folks, not even Mac has it yet, great news!

I hope they bring out Metro: 2033 as well though since you know Linux users will be missing a part of the story...

It should go without saying by now but, make sure you wait until it's officially out before buying it, show them the Linux sales surge.

Thanks to @johndrinkwater for the info (and to adolson who emailed me a few minutes later!).

Update #1: The developers responded to my questions about the game;
QuoteHi, Liam,
 
That is one interesting web site, I did not know of its existence. Thanks for the link.
As for the information it gives – I am sure it is not a hoax. But that information does not really mean much. You would need to ask Deep Silver if or when the Linux version is going to be released, unfortunately we cannot give such information.
 
P.S. We appreciate you like our game, give us some time and your wishes might come true. :-)
 
Best regards,
Dmitry
So that's what the developers confirmed to me directly, just waiting for a reply from Deep Silver now folks.

Update #2: When I asked "So you are developing the Linux version but only Deep Silver know if it will be released?" They responded again with;
QuoteLiam, we are not allowed to say anything about it until the official announcement, sorry.

Update #3: The developer has confirmed it's real on my steam forum post asking about it;
Quotewe're really working on Linux version. No release date, unfortunatelly. We've just started porting

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JayBeee commented on 12 August 2013 at 3:21 pm UTC
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Ooooh. I've been quite hesitant as to wether or not to buy this game. But once it's out for Linux it'll be mine in no time!

Ooooh. I've been quite hesitant as to wether or not to buy this game. But once it's out for Linux it'll be mine in no time! ;)

liamdawe commented on 12 August 2013 at 3:28 pm UTC

For me Metro 2033 was awesome, easily one of the best linear FPS I've played so I would snap this game up in a heartbeat for Linux to continue the story .

For me Metro 2033 was awesome, easily one of the best linear FPS I've played so I would snap this game up in a heartbeat for Linux to continue the story :D.

Stephen commented on 12 August 2013 at 3:55 pm UTC

I saw this coming when I read DeepSilver loved Linux, and I remember the Metro Devs saying they wanted this game on Linux when they were with THQ who also was leaning towards Linux near their demise. This is huge news and if this goes down with good sells, you can bet your ass other huge titles follow.

I saw this coming when I read DeepSilver loved Linux, and I remember the Metro Devs saying they wanted this game on Linux when they were with THQ who also was leaning towards Linux near their demise. This is huge news and if this goes down with good sells, you can bet your ass other huge titles follow.

richie442 commented on 12 August 2013 at 4:03 pm UTC

Maaan, i am so excited about this. I played Metro 2033 on windows "legal version"  ... but for Linux  I am going for this 100%. One of the best FPS games ever.

Maaan, i am so excited about this. I played Metro 2033 on windows "legal version" :P ... but for Linux  I am going for this 100%. One of the best FPS games ever.

Rikard commented on 12 August 2013 at 4:03 pm UTC

Sweet, it's a certain buy as soon as it gets released for Linux. \o/

Sweet, it's a certain buy as soon as it gets released for Linux. \o/

taintsauce commented on 12 August 2013 at 4:17 pm UTC

Awesome!

I was sad to see THQ disappear, especially after their claims regarding Linux support. Nice to see that Deep Silver appears to have picked that ball right up.

Awesome! I was sad to see THQ disappear, especially after their claims regarding Linux support. Nice to see that Deep Silver appears to have picked that ball right up.

abelthorne commented on 12 August 2013 at 4:28 pm UTC

According to Phoronix (http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTQzNDE), the game is already out for Linux. Well, that's Phoronix so not always reliable. Could anyone that bought the game on Windows confirm if it appears in the Steam Linux library and if it can be launched?

According to Phoronix (http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTQzNDE), the game is already out for Linux. Well, that's Phoronix so not always reliable. Could anyone that bought the game on Windows confirm if it appears in the Steam Linux library and if it can be launched?

liamdawe commented on 12 August 2013 at 4:30 pm UTC

abelthorneAccording to Phoronix (http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTQzNDE), the game is already out for Linux. Well, that's Phoronix so not always reliable. Could anyone that bought the game on Windows confirm if it appears in the Steam Linux library and if it can be launched?
Do yourself a favour and ignore phoronix, the guy never bothers to check facts. He did the same for Portal he listed it as Portal 2 is out for Linux and still hasn't changed it (he changed the title but not the content, still says portal 2).

It is not out, yet.

[quote=abelthorne]According to Phoronix (http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTQzNDE), the game is already out for Linux. Well, that's Phoronix so not always reliable. Could anyone that bought the game on Windows confirm if it appears in the Steam Linux library and if it can be launched?[/quote] Do yourself a favour and ignore phoronix, the guy never bothers to check facts. He did the same for Portal he listed it as Portal 2 is out for Linux and still hasn't changed it (he changed the title but not the content, still says portal 2). It is not out, yet.

n30p1r4t3 commented on 12 August 2013 at 4:38 pm UTC
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OMG YES!

OMG YES!

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