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Metro: Last Light Looks Like It May Be Heading To Linux UPDATED

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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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Liam Dawe 12 Aug, 2013
I would buy 2033 if it came to Linux as well, so I could do a proper run through both together then :)
Kristian 12 Aug, 2013
This is interesting...
sobkas 12 Aug, 2013
New change:
Liam Dawe 12 Aug, 2013
Quoting: sobkasNew change:
Yes it has the executable there, just need the content up and for it to be public and I will buy it :D
s_d 12 Aug, 2013
Quoting: Article TextThis is a proper AAA First Person Shooter folks, not even Mac has it yet, great news!

Actually, if you make your way down through the SteamDB history, you'll see that they ran a closed beta for OS X over the past two months or so, including multiple build revisions along the way.  I would guess that the Mac version is a bit further along at this point.
Liam Dawe 12 Aug, 2013
Quoting: s_d
Quoting: Article TextThis is a proper AAA First Person Shooter folks, not even Mac has it yet, great news!

Actually, if you make your way down through the SteamDB history, you'll see that they ran a closed beta for OS X over the past two months or so, including multiple build revisions along the way.  I would guess that the Mac version is a bit further along at this point.
Mac doesn't have it yet though, so what I said was still technically true :P
FutureSuture 12 Aug, 2013
Intriguing news. Which digital retailers sell this game?
Liam Dawe 12 Aug, 2013
Quoting: FutureSutureIntriguing news. Which digital retailers sell this game?
Steam as tagged and some random site called Games Rocket, only those two for PC.
philip550c 12 Aug, 2013
Im extremely happy about this. Was just wishing the other day that I could play this game on my desktop. Hope we get the first one too. Since the Mac and Linux depots are visible in the steam db, I assume that we got linux because of the mac port. I couldnt imagine a company saying to port to linux and not mac, wouldnt make sense. I hope other game companies just start making cross platform games from the start. Now I just need Rage and Bioshock and ill have all of my favorite FPS games in linux. Practically every FPS shooter that I played growing up works in linux. :) So happy about this.
scaine 12 Aug, 2013
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Played the original 2033 on Windows and barring one very difficult level towards the end, it remains a highlight of my 2012 playing calendar - one of the best FPSs I've played overall in fact.

I've largely stopped buying Windows-only titles now, so haven't played the follow up, despite one of my colleagues buying it and raving about it. This would be great news.

A guaranteed sale for me if it appears in my Steam client. Fingers and toes crossed. Can't wait.
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