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Aspyr Media Plans More Linux Games In The Next 6 Months UPDATED

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Aspyr Media are starting to be fan favourites with their open communication. They can't give full details of course, but they have given us hints about more games coming to Linux.

Speaking on reddit one of their team stated this:
Aspyr BlairI have a confession to make team Linux.

In addition to the super secret project that shall never be named;), there will be 2 more Linux projects coming from Aspyr over the next 6 months. One of them you don't know you love yet...the other, you already do.

Its going to be a great year for Linux and Mac gaming.


It's not clear if this includes the new Civilization game or not, but it's still good to know they are working their asses off to bring us some big name games.

What games do you think it will be? I am seriously hoping for some Star Wars games as a long time fan.

For those really not in the loop: Aspyr Media are the studio behind the Borderlands and Civilization ports for Linux.

UPDATE: It has been confirmed by Aspyr that Civilization: Beyond Earth is not included in this announcement, and that there are actually 7 games, not 2, to be released over the next 6 months for Linux.

AspyrCorrect, this is in addition.

Actually the count just got bumped to 7 O.O

Aspyr <3 Linux

It should be noted this includes DLC. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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natewardawg 29 Oct, 2014
I think their super secret project may be Metal Gear V. It's always been a console game and all of a sudden is being made for PC on Steam. If it's on SteamOS, then it's still being made for a console. Regardless, I sure am interested to find out what their super secret project actually is! :)
stan 29 Oct, 2014
I hope it’s not Bioshock. I bought B1 and B2 for the 360 but didn’t enjoy the first one (not enough ammo!! and I get lost all the time) and thus never finished it or touched B2.
FergleFergleson 29 Oct, 2014
Quoteyou don't know you love yet

Well, this is just plain wrong.

Is it a linux game?
Is it being done by Aspyr?

Then I love it.
Period.

:)

#takeMyMoney
compholio 29 Oct, 2014
Wow, I got a reply - that's in addition to the Civ:BE port... and apparently the count went up from two to seven:
http://www.reddit.com/r/linux_gaming/comments/2j6gyb/lets_guess_what_aspyrs_secret_project_is/clmo6sb
flesk 29 Oct, 2014
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compholioWow, I got a reply - that's in addition to the Civ:BE port... and apparently the count went up from two to seven:
http://www.reddit.com/r/linux_gaming/comments/2j6gyb/lets_guess_what_aspyrs_secret_project_is/clmo6sb

Holy ****! That's amazing news even though they probably won't be games I'll like. I hope an editor updates the article with the news.
flesk 29 Oct, 2014
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Would love if one of the games was Unmechanical. That's probably more up icculus' alley though.

I'd gladly accept Castle of Illusion though. And that's much more likely.
Shmerl 29 Oct, 2014
I'd appreciate some DRM-free games from them (were there any so far?). May be The Witcher 3? It seems all their Linux releases were Steam only.
EKRboi 5 years 29 Oct, 2014
ShmerlI'd appreciate some DRM-free games from them (were there any so far?). May be The Witcher 3? It seems all their Linux releases were Steam only.

Both Borderlands 2 and TPS will run without steam on Linux. You just don't get the steam cloud save support or coop since those do require steams servers and that was not up to Aspyr anyways. That is just how the game was designed. I don't think it will even launch on win without steam, unless you crack it of course.

Then again, I am one of those who doesn't really consider steam DRM. It is, but it's as little DRM as it can be without being NO-DRM and they don't force devs to use it. Steam is a digital game shelf to me, if it ever seemed that steam was going downhill I would simply download EVERY game I own and burn them to discs and/or put them on brand new HDD's that would sit in static bags when not being used to install one of them. Along with the cracks of course. I already have many of them tar'd up and on my NAS as it is. I Have purchased some things from GOG, Wasteland 2 being one of them and I now REALLY wish I had bought it from steam. No game patches.. have to re download the WHOLE thing every time they patch it... they can't be bothered to do a diff patch apparently.. so I'll think TWICE before purchasing anything non retro from them again.

Aspyr has been doing us all a great service, the Linux market is small but they are still willing to put in the work so they get 2 thumbs up IMO. I don't like the "not running Ubuntu/SteamOS with a 'popular' hardware config, sorry won't help you" attitude I got from their support team, but I SORT OF understand it for now. Hopefully as the platform grows these attitudes change.

I've recently figured out MOST of my gaming issues in Linux are in fact the Nvidia drivers and SLI/Multi Monitor. SLI more or less doesn't work in Linux, apparently they implemented it, tweaked it for iD's Tech4 engine(Doom3, Quake4, etc) and then have not touched it since. I hope they get to this soon especially when they have removed features from the Linux driver before in the name of "parity with windows"... They need to get us up to parity with windows. With my config SLI is really a MUST have, and I have no intentions on downgrading. When I trade in these 3 1080p monitors, it will be for 3 4k monitors (probably 3-5 years from now)
Shmerl 29 Oct, 2014
EKRboi
ShmerlI'd appreciate some DRM-free games from them (were there any so far?). May be The Witcher 3? It seems all their Linux releases were Steam only.
Both Borderlands 2 and TPS will run without steam on Linux.

But can you buy them outside Steam? I consider Steam DRM and don't use it.
EKRboi 5 years 29 Oct, 2014
ShmerlBut can you buy them outside Steam? I consider Steam DRM and don't use it.

You can buy Steam keys outside of Steam :D But I know what you're saying. Even if you could, you would be missing out on some of the key things that make the franchise awesome. Namely the co-op play since it uses steams multi-player servers. Borderlands really is "just ok" IMO without the co-op. I've only been able to sink 14 hours into the new once because my BL co-op buddy has been REALLY busy this last week and I just don't get the same level of enjoyment out of it playing by myself. Once we get higher up in the leveling I will "farm" special weapons targets for extremely rare guns when he is not around though.
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