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Valve has announced a Steam sale simply titled ”STEAMOS SALE” with interesting games that are already available and games that they claim are heading over to the platform. The list seems to include some quite big titles too!

A big part of the games featured on the sale are titles that are already on Linux, such as the Aspyr ports Borderlands 2 and Civilization V and indies like Ziggurat and Kerbal Space Program, but as much as we love those games the announcement has something even bigger. Games that apparently are getting ported but have so far been unannounced.

Torchlight II is now officially available, so go check it out. It seems they waited for this big announcement to make a real splash!

Now, before I set out to list these games, I'd like to remind all of you not to blindly buy the games mentioned. I know, I know, it seems very official and all, but we haven't heard anything from some of these titles, so be careful. We are trying to reach out to everyone we know for confirmation.
However, they have massive "Coming to SteamOS" banners on the Steam homepage, so it's extremely exciting.

Okay, now that we have the disclaimers out of the way it's time to blow your minds.

The sales page promises titles such as

- Shadow of Mordor
- Payday 2
- Batman: Arkham Knight
- Saints Row IV
- Company of Heroes 2
- Magicka 2
- Total War: Rome II
- The Witcher III
- GRID Autosport
- Total War: Attila
- Evolve - (listed here: http://store.steampowered.com/universe/games/)

All will be heading to SteamOS/Linux.

Shadow of Mordor is officially confirmed, and is being ported by Feral Interactive. Feral have stated to us officially that it will release “this spring”, and they have publicly announced it on twitter now too:

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is coming to Linux this Spring. View the trailer on YouTube: https://t.co/H3mfNsn2jN pic.twitter.com/ne2rXFNEuc

— Feral Interactive (@feralgames) March 4, 2015



Payday 2 is fully official now too:
QuoteWe're also announcing that PAYDAY 2 is under development for SteamOS. It'll be released later this fall.


Saints Row IV, Company of Heroes 2, GRID Autosport and Total War™: ROME II are also official, and they have updated their store pages to say this:
Quotewill be available on SteamOS and Linux in 2015.


Magicka 2 have updated their store page availability to state this:
QuoteAvailable: May 26th, 2015 (Linux: Fall 2015)


Batman: Arkham Knight - Already has a Linux icon, possibly not a same-day release even though it has a Linux icon, as the store notes it will be released on SteamOS in the "fall" which is after the release. So, not sure why it has a Linux icon now.

The Witcher III - The only one not mentioning anything about SteamOS/Linux on their store page.

Source: http://store.steampowered.com/sale/steamos_sale

This is exactly the type of support and push we needed to see, and I'm extremely happy it's happening! I'm trying to remain coherent amongst this utter nuke of news.

Begin going nuts. Now where's my wallet? Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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GoCorinthians 6 Mar, 2015
STEAMOS dayONE 4k FTW
STiAT 6 Mar, 2015

This really doesn't look like a fake anymore....
Aryvandaar 6 Mar, 2015
My reaction:

Kristian 6 Mar, 2015
Quoting: STiAT
This really doesn't look like a fake anymore....

Didn't Valve do the exact same thing the first time around when CDPR ended up denying the "confirmation"?
Aryvandaar 6 Mar, 2015
CDPR never denied anything. They haven't said anything, yes or no.
Kristian 6 Mar, 2015
Quoting: AryvandaarCDPR never denied anything. They haven't said anything, yes or no.

See this post(and the following one): https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/the-witcher-3-wild-hunt-confirmed-for-linux-steamos.3861/page=9#18905
Aryvandaar 6 Mar, 2015
Yes, I know that they said which platform it was officially planned for, but they didn't deny Linux either. Until they say "no, it will not come for Linux" then there is still a chance that it will.
Kristian 6 Mar, 2015
Quoting: AryvandaarYes, I know that they said which platform it was officially planned for, but they didn't deny Linux either. Until they say "no, it will not come for Linux" then there is still a chance that it will.

Yes but that means that the Linux/SteamOS version is still uncofirmed.
Sabun 6 Mar, 2015
The addition of Evolve is kind of depressing. They waited until the game tanked in sales before they decided they needed to port it. When it does come out, there may not be enough players for us to play the game properly.

To put it in perspective, I've been watching Steam stats and Dying Light has been 10k peak and above almost consistently. Despite all the hype around Evolve, shortly after it released (it's newer than Dying Light) it's player count has continued to dwindle.

It's now sitting at a mere 4k peak, that's 6k down from last week. If the game comes out in several months from now, it may not even have 1k players on a consistent basis anymore.

In all honesty, I'm glad Valve wasn't behind this game.
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