Confused on Steam Play and Proton? Be sure to check out our guide.
We do often include affiliate links to earn us some pennies. See more here.

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

By - | Views: 76,000

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.".

Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
Tags: FPS, Steam, Upcoming | Apps: Metro Exodus
69 Likes
About the author -
author picture
I am the owner of GamingOnLinux. After discovering Linux back in the days of Mandrake in 2003, I constantly came back to check on the progress of Linux until Ubuntu appeared on the scene and it helped me to really love it. You can reach me easily by emailing GamingOnLinux directly. Find me on Mastodon.
See more from me
The comments on this article are closed.
113 comments
Page: «11/12»
  Go to:

Audi Feb 19, 2020
Quoting: GuestI agree. You are not the first one noticing this, plenty of us see where this is going. Obviously Windows based on Linux will not be "just another distro", i am pretty sure they are going to use a ton of proprietary frameworks, libraries, shells etc on top of the opensource stuff. Maybe they will be keeping DirectX too, who knows. But i am pretty sure long term they are moving to Linux, they have releasized they can't really compete anymore, it costs too much just to maintain Windows 10 at this point. And every patch they release is a joke, breaking as much as they are fixing.

As for MS Office, well, the online part can run on a browser already, can't it?

Well bummer. I thought it was some revolutionary futuristic thought that no one else had thought of as a possibility. Oh well.

I've not used Office 365 online. It should work in Linux yes. But last I knew it was not as feature rich, but does offer some features like real-time collaboration that the desktop version does not have.

While I agree, there will be stuff they do that will set them apart, like packaging and their own Desktop Environment (likely with its own proprietary toolkit for creating GUI applications). The more they do the more effort it creates for them to maintain, which is the whole point to making the switch in the first place. In the case of DirectX, if they decide to port it, it likely wouldn't be locked down to be utilized by just their distro. It would likely then dominate (as it does now) as the primary graphics API and kill off Vulkan leaving just Apple's Metal. Anything using DirectX would then work on any Linux based system.

Only time will tell as to what actually goes down and happens.
Creature6 Feb 20, 2020
I'm really excited to see Metro Exodus coming to Linux! I'm going to keep some money aside for the game when It's released for Linux :D
catbox_fugue Feb 25, 2020
metro is on my ignore list because they pulled the bait and switch Epic exclusive.
let them do what they want, but i wont ever buy their stuff.
mylka Feb 26, 2020
Quoting: catbox_fuguemetro is on my ignore list because they pulled the bait and switch Epic exclusive.
let them do what they want, but i wont ever buy their stuff.

depends on how good the port is
if it is as bad as 1+2 i also wont buy it
if it is feral quality and they sell the GOTY for 20 ill buy it
robvv Sep 1, 2020
This thread was from a while ago, but has there been any update on the Linux build?
pete910 Sep 2, 2020
View PC info
  • Supporter Plus
Quoting: robvvThis thread was from a while ago, but has there been any update on the Linux build?

I'm going to go out on a limb and say no, nor Boarderlands 3.

Proton has basically ****** us.

It's been a looooong while since I've seen a AAA game released article for a linux native game on GOL.
Thetargos Sep 2, 2020
That is correct, and while Proton has been beneficial in terms of enabling us to run games that would not be possible otherwise, it has hurt new developments in a big and bad way. I have a food share of mixed feelings. On the one hand it is amazing feat what Proton has done, on the other, while the performance impact is variable and in some cases negligible, there a performance hit. Plus the lack of features that would native Windows gamers have experienced (like RT, despite it being a moot point in most cases), but also quite beneficial DSSL and similar tecniques, which do enhance the gaming experience, which (AFAIK) are not supported under either DXVK or VKD3D.

I am steadily feeling like Proton has been the nail on the native ports of commercial games for Linux coffin.

I still remeber the community rage when CDPR said thet The Witcher 3 on Linux would use a similar translation layer as TW2, and the uproar resulted in no port, and how wild we got to see the game running under DXVK and Proton. Bottom line, "Linux needs no native support, the games will be made to run using translation layers, anyway".

Chicken and egg situation, who are to blame, us users or developers? I lean towards no one, since the simplest would be toonly ensure good wine compatibility (and sane API selection) in order to freely reach a wider audience.

I guess the figures of the amount of users gaming on Linux with Windows only games, metrics that Valve supposedly report back to vendors and developers, are not as good as we would like to beleive.
If you look at the historical activity, they will release the game for MACOS and Linux.

It seems they are having technical issues adapting the Stadia (Debian & Vulkan port) to Ubuntu.
Ehvis Sep 2, 2020
View PC info
  • Supporter Plus
Quoting: ThetargosI still remeber the community rage when CDPR said thet The Witcher 3 on Linux would use a similar translation layer as TW2, and the uproar resulted in no port, ....

Don't believe everything you read on the internet. Business decisions are not based on the behaviour of screaming children.
While you're here, please consider supporting GamingOnLinux on:

Reward Tiers: Patreon. Plain Donations: PayPal.

This ensures all of our main content remains totally free for everyone! Patreon supporters can also remove all adverts and sponsors! Supporting us helps bring good, fresh content. Without your continued support, we simply could not continue!

You can find even more ways to support us on this dedicated page any time. If you already are, thank you!
The comments on this article are closed.