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Ori and the Blind Forest won't come to Linux for now, thanks to Microsoft

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For those waiting and hoping for Ori and the Blind Forest to come to Linux, your wait may be longer than expected.

Here's a direct quote from the developer:
thomasmahlerGuys, making ports isn't something we as the developers can decide upon - We signed Ori and the Blind Forest with Microsoft, they paid for the party, so they call the shots. For the time being, Ori will only be available on Microsoft-owned platforms, such as Xbox, Win10, PC.


Other Microsoft published games have made their way to Linux, so it's not out of the question. It depends what sort of publishing deal they signed, still a damn shame though.

About the game
The forest of Nibel is dying. After a powerful storm sets a series of devastating events in motion, an unlikely hero must journey to find his courage and confront a dark nemesis to save his home. “Ori and the Blind Forest” tells the tale of a young orphan destined for heroics, through a visually stunning action-platformer crafted by Moon Studios for PC. Featuring hand-painted artwork, meticulously animated character performance, and a fully orchestrated score, “Ori and the Blind Forest” explores a deeply emotional story about love and sacrifice, and the hope that exists in us all.

Thanks for pointing it out FutureSuture. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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LinuxGamesTV 30 Dec, 2015
Quoting: Nyaphttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRBuWNDz5aU

A Windows Game via Wine? And now?
The guys want it nativ and not the wrapped crap.
Nyap 31 Dec, 2015
I personally think that this news is good ~ I came to linux for privacy. By attracting attention, and making more people use linux, we are making it more vulnerable from government wishes to implement backdoors.
Keyrock 31 Dec, 2015
Quoting: XodetaetlThe devs did fix the only bug the game had with Wine though, so it's perfectly playable on Linux.

Discussion here: https://steamcommunity.com/app/261570/discussions/0/617330406660903267/%29
And fixed in patch 1: "Fixed text rendering when playing in DX9 mode."
No thanks.
Shmerl 31 Dec, 2015
Quoting: Avehicle7887Ehhh, not sure why devs keep making these kind of deals, if they were lacking funds I can understand that but on the other side of the coin, there are alternative ways of obtaining funds such as kickstarter.

I'm sure they've had their reasons but looking at the bigger picture here they're leaving 3 platforms dry which could mean some good profit, especially from the PS4 side.

Indeed, any exclusivity is a stupid thing for developers if they have a good game. But may be they aren't confident if their game will sell well, and prefer one time cut from those who push exclusive limitations (MS) to long term profit from maximum possible platforms and distributors. If they aren't confident in their own creation - it's already a problem anyway.
STiAT 31 Dec, 2015
Well, understandable. Thus, we won't see it on PS4 either, so they got an exclusive deal. Not the first time we see things like this.
Luke_Nukem 31 Dec, 2015
"Microsoft owned platforms... Win10, PC"...


Oh fuck off!
Kwaadpepper 31 Dec, 2015
Quoting: BdMdesigN
Quoting: Nyaphttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRBuWNDz5aU

A Windows Game via Wine? And now?
The guys want it nativ and not the wrapped crap.

It still does look nice under wine, not like some games..
Keizgon 31 Dec, 2015
Quoting: NyapI personally think that this news is good ~ I came to linux for privacy. By attracting attention, and making more people use linux, we are making it more vulnerable from government wishes to implement backdoors.

So sick of nutjobs like yourself giving Linux communities the pronounced title "Loonix".
Leerdeck 31 Dec, 2015
What a stupid click-bait article... and of course directly copied from /r/Linux_Gaming
ljrk 31 Dec, 2015
I still cannot grasp how such deals can be legal. If it's obvious (as it is here) that the only problem is a deal which distorts the market (especially *for* the almost-monopoly) then it should be not allowed or invalid imho.
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