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PAYDAY 2 looks like it's getting closer to a SteamOS & Linux version

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Are you ready to rob some banks? PAYDAY 2 is showing signs that it's getting closer to a Linux release.

From SteamDB, It looks like Linux is now going through "QA" which usually means quality assurance:
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218632/encryptedmanifests/linux_qa/encrypted_size_2: E4C25910AD06ADFC8EE0D378312710C2
branches/linux_qa/buildid: 1029140
branches/linux_qa/description:
branches/linux_qa/pwdrequired: 1

This could mean it will come tonight, tomorrow, in a week or later. It's a good healthy sign that the developers are working on it regularly.

It has suffered a bit of review-bombing over the introduction of micro-transactions in CS:GO style drops, and buying drills to open them with. They took on feedback and added in drills as a drop too (from what I read), but it hasn't helped the masses of negative reviews. It still has regularly over 10,000 players online, so I would say the game is still pretty healthy.

About the game
PAYDAY 2 is an action-packed, four-player co-op shooter that once again lets gamers don the masks of the original PAYDAY crew - Dallas, Hoxton, Wolf and Chains - as they descend on Washington DC for an epic crime spree.

The new CRIMENET network offers a huge range of dynamic contracts, and players are free to choose anything from small-time convenience store hits or kidnappings, to big league cyber-crime or emptying out major bank vaults for that epic PAYDAY. While in DC, why not participate in the local community, and run a few political errands?

Up to four friends co-operate on the hits, and as the crew progresses the jobs become bigger, better and more rewarding. Along with earning more money and becoming a legendary criminal comes a new character customization and crafting system that lets crews build and customize their own guns and gear. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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Soltrumman 18 Mar, 2016
Nice to see that they actually intend to follow through on releasing it for Linux. I was worried that they had canceled it.
It's a great game to have on Linux and since it's an internal port we will probably be able to play with Windows-users as well.

As for the microtransactions with skins and safes; you can ignore them completely if you want to, even turn off visibility of skins in settings. They still support the game after 2½ years, money to pay for that has to come from somewhere and that somewhere is DLC and microtransactions, take it or leave it.
stan 18 Mar, 2016
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Quoting: BdMdesigNFor me 2,5 GB download, but yes maybe the game don't work now, but so i save 2,5 GB in the next time.

Edit: ^^ it's the PAYDAY 2 Soundtrack ^^
Did they use steganography to encode it in BMP pictures? :p
LinuxGamesTV 19 Mar, 2016
Quoting: stan
Quoting: BdMdesigN...
Did they use steganography to encode it in BMP pictures? :p

See my edit.
Perkeleen_Vittupää 19 Mar, 2016
More of a retro gamer myself but this really caught my interest! Some Jokery stuff in there XD always loved heist movies in general.
adolson 19 Mar, 2016
2.5GB for a soundtrack? Have they not heard of compression?
lucifertdark 19 Mar, 2016
I know one thing, if I hadn't bought it really cheap in a bundle with the first game I wouldn't be thinking about buying it now, they're porting the wrong game, they should be porting the first one as that's the better game of the two.
echazarenc 19 Mar, 2016
Can't wait !!!!!
Jarno 19 Mar, 2016
Hmm, they have released only 32-bit version for Windows and Linux version shows up as 64-bit, could it be mistake or is Linux version going to be 64-bit?
Krogash86 19 Mar, 2016
I want this game plz all my friends on windows play it
gojul 19 Mar, 2016
Also in my steam lib but with a 0 kB download.
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