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Feral Interactive have finally confirmed the Linux release date for Shadow of the Tomb Raider after announcing it for Linux back in November last year.

They've said today it will officially release as "Shadow of the Tomb Raider Definitive Edition" on November 5th! Looking around at dates, technically this is the earliest we've seen any of the newer Tomb Raider series arrive on Linux. The first Tomb Raider came to Linux in 2016 after an original 2013 release, with Rise of the Tomb Raider arriving on Linux 2018 after an original 2016 release and we get the final game in the reboot trilogy next month!

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Since we've waited on it for just over a year after release, we get the fancy Definitive Edition which comes with its entire collection of DLC so it's not a bad package for a patient gamer to get. Feral's previous port of Rise of the Tomb Raider performed really well too, so I've no doubt this will.

One thing the Linux version will not support is Ray Tracing, as Feral Interactive confirmed to GamingOnLinux over email.

Feral announced it on their official site, Twitter, press emails and so on. They also have a fancy mini-site setup for it if you're after a bit more information. We also still have Life is Strange 2 and Total War Saga: TROY to come from Feral yet.

Will you be picking up a copy when it releases? We shall have a livestream of the fun no doubt, be sure to follow us on Twitch for when that happens.

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mylka 15 Oct, 2019
almost a year of waiting since the announcement
vskye 15 Oct, 2019
I've been waiting for this one for awhile and will be picking it up.
YoRHa-2B 15 Oct, 2019
Quoting: KimyrielleVP I remember getting burnt by users for that less-than-ideal Witcher II port they did using their translation layer. Not sure if that was enough to discourage them, but yes, I haven't seen much from them lately, either.
Well they've done this and some other racing game from the same company. Both rather mediocre ports of bad games.
Xaero_Vincent 15 Oct, 2019
I'm in favor of buying this game on Steam for Linux rather than Feral store directly.

IMO, Valve deserves some of my money for funding Proton / Wine development and DXVK and D9VK funding, which have helped keep Linux gaming on the map. Feral gets 70% and Valve gets 30%. Seems fair.
Grabby 15 Oct, 2019
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Finally ! I've held off purchase to support Feral :)
Liam Dawe 15 Oct, 2019
As I said, the discourse surrounding this all is fine, I made a pretty clear point about it ;). I'll leave the "confrontational" comments at the door, so we can just move past that and get back to the topic.

As for Proton, I've never said anywhere it's the "only way forward". I did say in an article it can help break the cycle, however there are many different ways forwards. In fact, I've given multiple reasons why Proton also concerns me at the same time multiple times too.

Quoting: GuestLook, I know this is a touchy subject, and maybe I should just shut up about it too. But others have strongly held opinions that are just as valid as yours are. Personally, I will be buying this from Feral, and held off on buying the Windows port. AFAIC, if you're not going to support Linux developers, why bother using Linux at all??
I never said anyone's opinion wasn't valid :). I'm glad people held off on buying it, to support Feral when it arrives. Feral have been good for the Linux gaming ecosystem and I love their games.
Thetargos 16 Oct, 2019
Let us not forget Stadia and the behemoth behind it, which being Linux based (I know it is not the same given there are many aspects of it we ignore) is an incentive for native ports rather than translation layers, which would only add bloat and unnecessary overhead. While not an instant translation to Linux desktop games, lets hope some do make it to it. See the case of Stardock which ported (and did not release) Ashes of the Singularity due to Stadia (did not release for various reasons from what they said in the Steam thread).

Proton has done LOTS for games that are likely to never see a native port. Stadia may bring more awareness and broader use of Vulkan, now at least I hope Valve will lobby devs into bringing those games developed with this in mind to Linux desktop, yes wishful thinking. At the very least, moving away from the lock-in of DirectX means better support, even if through translation.

I celebrate Feral for still making the effort to bring native ports, though I reckon, monetary incentives for them may come from Mac/iOS rather than Linux.
dorron 16 Oct, 2019
At long last! I was starting to believe Feral was retiring from linux development.

Will buy this for sure. Been waiting on it for a looooooong time!
I've also been waiting for it and will buy it as soon as it's available.

Maybe I'm too old to be needing the greatest and newest games. I appreciate what's already there and as I don't spend that much time gaming anymore I might never fully finish my (rather medium sized) backlog. That's okay for me as long as once in a while there are some gems like this one released to brighten up the day.
Sojiro84 16 Oct, 2019
I guess my normal version of the game I bought and played on Windows before finally switching over, doesn't get a basic edition of the game that is Linux compatible?

Would be nice if it did, but no harm if it doesn't. But I won't buy the game twice though.
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