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Metro Exodus is now live on Steam and Deep Silver say it's coming to Linux

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While Metro Exodus was exclusive to the Epic Games Store for a while, it later went live on Google Stadia (which is Debian Linux) and today it's finally available on Steam. It also appears to be coming to the Linux desktop with news on that due soon.

A post on the Metro Exodus Steam forum titled "Linux Version?" that's been open since 2018 got a reply today, from the publisher Deep Silver:

We have of course reached out to Deep Silver ourselves to confirm this as well, however it would be weird for them to seek this topic out themselves to confirm it if this wasn't true. So it looks like we're getting Linux support for Metro Exodus!

Since it was ported to Stadia, it's not too much of a stretch to jump to desktop Linux on Steam. A few different libraries here and there but it's still Linux. The developer, 4A Games, did also bring the previous two Metro titles to Linux so it certainly would be nice to see them all available.

For now, you can check out Metro Exodus on Steam. However, as usual it's worth holding onto your monies until it's actually out. Once we have more information, we will share it.

Hat tip to Xakep.


Update: Deep Silver replied to our email and simply said "Yes this is correct.".

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Tags: FPS, Steam, Upcoming | Apps: Metro Exodus
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TheRiddick Feb 17, 2020
Can the Linux NVIDIA Drivers do ray tracing or enable RTX in this game?
Shmerl Feb 17, 2020
Quoting: TheRiddickCan the Linux NVIDIA Drivers do ray tracing or enable RTX in this game?

Once AMD will add ray tracing support in RDNA2, there should be some portable ray tracing Vulkan extensions that developers can use. Current one looks Nvidia only.
Comandante Ñoñardo 9 years Feb 17, 2020
Quoting: x_wing
Quoting: Comandante ÑoñardoWith Game Pass you can play the game, and if You like it, you can buy it with an extra discount...
Last year I purchased the Gold edition of the game on sale in the XGP store for just 287 AR$.
Deepsilver just fuc*ed argentinian steam users.

And no. I don't know where are you from, but No way $1160,23 is cheap... .

I'm from Argentina chamigo!

But I keep my question, how do you download the game on Linux with the game pass??

Regarding the price, I spent more than that just for Valentines day dinner so it's definitely something that any middle class citizen is able to pay if he wants. Not to mention that is, at least for myself, very good price for a native version (in fact, I'll probably pay the full price if the native version gets released).

We have a different concept of middle class... Your middle class is my middle-high class..

Anyway, I have a machine with a legit Windows 10 licence. That's how I run XGP.

If DS correct the regional pricing for Steam, I will give it a change.
lordgault Feb 17, 2020
Good news but be careful, they said they're working on it... You don't sell the bear's skin before you hunt it.
x_wing Feb 17, 2020
Quoting: Comandante ÑoñardoWe have a different concept of middle class... Your middle class is my middle-high class..

Get more than 50k per month (if you have to rent) and you're in the middle... of course this numbers will vary depending on the city where you live, if you have kids, etc.

If I compare the price of the game with any other social activity, I really don't see how it can be expensive. If the point is "there are cheaper ways", then I can also say "you can go a pirate the game and make it free too".

Quoting: Comandante ÑoñardoAnyway, I have a machine with a legit Windows 10 licence. That's how I run XGP.

So you can't use it on Linux... which means that Steam version has that little but very important feature for someone that only has Linux at home.
Shmerl Feb 17, 2020
Similar, but not similar enough to make it easy. Those differences can make it very hard actually.
Comandante Ñoñardo 9 years Feb 17, 2020
Aaaand, today, Deepsilver got a lesson from Bethesda on GOG with...




... Wolfenstein: Two pack




..and Dishonored: Complete Collection.
Shmerl Feb 17, 2020
That took them a while, but good to see more games coming out DRM-free.

I'm not really familiar with recent Bethesda games. Are they using Vulkan?


Last edited by Shmerl on 17 February 2020 at 4:37 pm UTC
crt0mega Feb 18, 2020
Quoting: ShmerlThat took them a while, but good to see more games coming out DRM-free.

I'm not really familiar with recent Bethesda games. Are they using Vulkan?
Only the most recent games on idTech, other recent games are d3d11 ones IIRC.

The mentioned Wolfenstein games are both using OpenGL.


Last edited by crt0mega on 18 February 2020 at 7:14 am UTC
Audi Feb 18, 2020
Picked up Metro 2033 Redux. Had it on my wish list for a while and now with news Exodus is coming, I better get ready by playing through the originals.

I am all for native games. Sure, as things progress, the games might break. The first AAA game I played on Linux was Doom 3. But I think it is not playable now (with the original binaries) because I'm sure the libraries have changed so much it would be broken. Same issue occurs with Windows games though. Try running GTA III on Windows 10 where you have to try out a ton of patches hoping one of them works. That is how GOG came to be, in which they did the necessary work to get older games to work on more modern hardware and operating system.

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That said, I think the whole Proton vs native port is mute. As by my prediction, in 10 years we will all be running Linux anyway, except for the 5% on Mac. How? Because in 10 years, Windows will be based on the Linux kernel and be just another "distro".

Why would they do this? Save costs. Right now, they have to invest huge amounts of development into maintaining their own kernel, and to what benefit? Every Windows 10 release has major issues, and the releases aren't event that big anymore compared to a full Windows release like from 7 to 8.

What evidence is there that they would think of such a thing? Plenty. Several years ago, they launched their own code editor to Linux VSCode. Their big database product SQL Server was ported to Linux, when they could have just left it as Windows only, forcing customers needing it to get/use Windows as well. Recently MS Teams has been announced as coming to Linux. But, the biggest evidence of it all is Edge. Less than 5 years, after building a new browser engine from scratch to replace the aging IE, Edge's core has now been gutted, and it is now based on Chromium, a core they no longer have to heavily invest or maintain in. In a few years, once Windows 8 support has dropped off, Windows 10 will be known as just Windows.

When will we know that this is likely to happen? The clear sign that this is indeed coming, will be when MS Office is released to Linux. This will be the sign that the move to the Linux kernel is coming.
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