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BioShock Infinite Looks Set For A Linux Release (CONFIRMED)

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Update #1 I spoke over email with my personal contact at Aspyr Media, and they confirmed they are not doing the port:
QuoteWhile Aspyr is working on a multitude of Linux titles right now, BioShock Infinite is not one of them. That said, this is exciting news and we are looking forward to a great title coming to a great platform.

We have now reached out to our contacts at 2K.

Update #2 2K have now confirmed it on their Twitter and it will be released "early 2015".

Good news, Linux gamers: BioShock Infinite is coming to Linux in early 2015. More details coming after the New Year. pic.twitter.com/kj4QXq1IYx

— 2K (@2K) 5. joulukuuta 2014


Thanks to everyone who sent the confirmation in!

Original Article
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLHW78X1XeE
I love waking up to this sort of news. This isn't confirmed yet, but thanks to SteamDB we have word that BioShock Infinite looks highly likely that it will see a Linux release.

Pretty exciting, as it's yet another game I've never even touched for not having a Linux version. The Steam reviews are "Overwhelingly Positive", so that's a damn good sign to me.

On SteamDB the "depot" page now has a "Linux Binaries" section, and on the history it states this:
QuoteChanged Depots
214940/config/oslist: linux
214940/name: Linux Binaries


Considering the original publisher is 2K who don't mind Linux ports, and the Mac port was done by Aspyr Media it certaintly seems likely we will see a Linux port soon!

About the game
Indebted to the wrong people, with his life on the line, veteran of the U.S. Cavalry and now hired gun, Booker DeWitt has only one opportunity to wipe his slate clean. He must rescue Elizabeth, a mysterious girl imprisoned since childhood and locked up in the flying city of Columbia. Forced to trust one another, Booker and Elizabeth form a powerful bond during their daring escape. Together, they learn to harness an expanding arsenal of weapons and abilities, as they fight on zeppelins in the clouds, along high-speed Sky-Lines, and down in the streets of Columbia, all while surviving the threats of the air-city and uncovering its dark secret. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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Maquis196 5 Dec, 2014
I already own it, so when this comes out I'll buy it again and give to this site to give out/whatnot.

I know people who'd want it but they dont game on Linux so screw em!
KingGreasy 5 Dec, 2014
Baller

I've been waiting for this for a while. I've been expecting this for no reason other than its a recent game from 2k and they've been kind to Linux. I will buy when it is released.
stan 5 Dec, 2014
Well it’s a nice news as it seems people generally like this game. Personally I bought Bioshock 1 and 2 but can’t be bothered to finish the first one… Hopefully Infinite is better!
Segata Sanshiro 6 Dec, 2014
So any idea who is doing the port? Hope 2K responds.
DrMcCoy 6 Dec, 2014
It might actually be VP doing the "port"...
FredO 6 Dec, 2014
It doesn't make sense for a company other than Aspyr to do the Linux port, if they already did the MAC port in the past. It would just be a whole lot of rework converting from DirectX etc.
linux_gamer 6 Dec, 2014
Depot was updated 30mins ago again :D. Bought a boxed version last year and its a great game but Rapture was great and BS2 the best episode till now to me. Really interested in the performance cause it has demanding graphics and it didnt't run well on Windows7 with "old" drivers. Updating to the latest drivers made it smoothly running.

Quoting: FredOIt doesn't make sense for a company other than Aspyr to do the Linux port, if they already did the MAC port in the past.
Exactly my thoughts, but maybe they weren't happy with the porting result or doing a little competition. Nevertheless a Linux port of such an AAA-title is great advance in gaming on linux.
mrgm148 6 Dec, 2014
Your text to link here...

Bioschok Infinity Kubuntu steam Download
BdMdesigN 6 Dec, 2014
BioShock Infinite is on Linux now. Look in your Steam Lib.

But don't have Linux Binaries. See: https://steamdb.info/app/8870/depots/

Have a nice day.
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