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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:
QuoteChanged Depots
218632/encryptedmanifests/linux_qa/encrypted_gid_2: 1D3CFA11117EAC66F979B724A0B21E4E
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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Swiftpaw 19 Mar, 2016
Quoting: Keyrock
QuoteIt 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.

Given that earlier the developers vehemently promised that they would never implement microtransactions, I'd say the backlash is warranted.

Yeah don't donate any money to these assholes, please.
Nanobang 19 Mar, 2016
I'll not refuse to play a game simply because the developer or publisher "lied," changed their mind, or were simply the victims of capitalist Cerberus of time, resources, and a capricious marketplace. If I did, I wouldn't own Divinity: Original Sin, or Stanley Paradox, or so many other solid quality titles.

Having played Payday 2 since before any DLC, after 1,200+ hours I've seen and played it all. I boycotted the game briefly when the micro-transactions were first introduced and began playing again when the skin/mods were made available in-game, without purchase. The little bonuses the mods add are negligible and unnoticeable in general play, really.

Payday 2 is an action-soaked, wildly-replayable co-op shooter par excellence. It's often on sale for a very modest sum, and a real boon to the Linux community's game Library.
pete910 19 Mar, 2016
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Quoting: gojulAlso in my steam lib but with a 0 kB download.

Same here :(
LinuxGamesTV 20 Mar, 2016
Quoting: adolson2.5GB for a soundtrack? Have they not heard of compression?

Read the SteamDB:

https://steamdb.info/app/267381/

https://steamdb.info/app/254260/


Last edited by LinuxGamesTV on 20 March 2016 at 2:22 am UTC
Liam Dawe 21 Mar, 2016
Quoting: PicoboomI'll not refuse to play a game simply because the developer or publisher "lied," changed their mind, or were simply the victims of capitalist Cerberus of time, resources, and a capricious marketplace. If I did, I wouldn't own Divinity: Original Sin, or Stanley Paradox, or so many other solid quality titles.

Having played Payday 2 since before any DLC, after 1,200+ hours I've seen and played it all. I boycotted the game briefly when the micro-transactions were first introduced and began playing again when the skin/mods were made available in-game, without purchase. The little bonuses the mods add are negligible and unnoticeable in general play, really.

Payday 2 is an action-soaked, wildly-replayable co-op shooter par excellence. It's often on sale for a very modest sum, and a real boon to the Linux community's game Library.

An excellent post that sums up my thoughts exactly.
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