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Something quite curious has appeared on Amazon today. A remaster of a cult game Indigo Prophecy, or Fahrenheit here in Europe, has been added onto the store. And now for the really good bit: the cover has an Aspyr logo and a very familiar penguin.

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Now we haven't received a confirmation from our contacts at Aspyr and Amazon has lied before, but it seems very unlikely that this would be a mistake, especially with that penguin on the cover. And if the remaster is being handled by Aspyr it could be within the realms of possibility. Naturally, we have contacted Aspyr and we will update you on the situation as we get more info.

For those of us that haven't heard of the game before or have heard very little, Fahrenheit (Indigo Prophecy) is a cinematic interactive action-adventure game where multiple murders happen all over New York and your job is to connect the dots and figure out the murderer as soon as possible. Your only leads are the mysterious ritual patterns that are linked to the murders.

Aspyr has teased on Reddit that they are working on a port that nobody would be able to guess or even expect. This does seem to fit that description. It's worth noting though that the system requirements on the Amazon page only lists Windows 7 and 8 and there is no mention of Linux anywhere except on the cover. While it seems difficult to make such a big mistake, we'd advice not to get your hopes up too high, at least until we can get a confirmation. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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Beamboom 24 Jan, 2015
Just some additional info that's worth noting: The game was first released in 2005 and fetched a metascore of ~85. If the "remaster" is extensive enough it might be worth it!
abelthorne 24 Jan, 2015
When has Amazon "lied" in the past exactly? From what I remember, they listed Linux versions for XCOM & Civilization V way before they were released on Linux but they eventually came out.
Samsai 24 Jan, 2015
Quoting: abelthorneWhen has Amazon "lied" in the past exactly? From what I remember, they listed Linux versions for XCOM & Civilization V way before they were released on Linux but they eventually came out.
I believe Microsoft Flight Simulator popped up on Amazon as a Linux game a while back along with a couple of other games that have yet to see a Linux port.
abelthorne 24 Jan, 2015
Quoting: BeamboomJust some additional info that's worth noting: The game was first released in 2005 and fetched a metascore of ~85. If the "remaster" is extensive enough it might be worth it!
The description on Amazon states that textures have been remade in HD so it's probably simply a graphic overhaul for a game that's not easily available (except on GOG). And for American players, this is the uncut version that was released in Europe.
kon14 24 Jan, 2015
Quoting: abelthorneWhen has Amazon "lied" in the past exactly? From what I remember, they listed Linux versions for XCOM & Civilization V way before they were released on Linux but they eventually came out.

Though that's not amazon's description, it's a tux logo on the cover of the game's box.
Could they've gone so far?
abelthorne 24 Jan, 2015
For those interested, there's a thread on Neogaf about this release: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=978668

No specific information though (and I don't think lots of people there are playing on Linux) but there are some comparison screenshots between the old version and that new one on pages 2 & 3.
Caesim19 24 Jan, 2015
WOW. I'm very excited.
If this is true, it will be an inst-buy off Gameagent. I love quantic dreams "Heavy Rain" and "Beyond: Two Souls" and thought I'd never be able to play any of their games on linux.
But what makes it more possible, that quantic dream is teasing us with an announcement. On the website
achillingfeeling.com
they have a countdown to their news! And it looks like the cover of the game, posted above...
BabaoWhisky 24 Jan, 2015
If it's true, i hope that the game will be available on GoG ... I choose always GoG when the game is available on it and Steam.
abelthorne 24 Jan, 2015
Well, the original game (for Windows) is still available on GOG, which is a bit odd, as it was removed from Steam some time ago, presumably because of this new version incoming. So, IMO, there are two possibilities: either GOG will have it and replace the old version when it's available (which would likely update the old version to the new one for previous customers), or they won't have it at all and stick with the old one. Would prefer the first hypothesis, as I bought the game there several years ago. :)

EDIT: BTW, that would fit with Aspyr's comment about being in negociations with GOG to publish some of their games there.
DissCent 24 Jan, 2015
I really loved the original Fahrenheit game - seeing it come for Linux is really awesome!
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