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GRID (2019) is showing signs of coming to Linux

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GRID, the 2019 racer from Codemasters is showing some signs that a Linux port may be on the horizon going by some info taken from SteamDB.

On the SteamDB page, recently a bunch of clear Linux entries appeared. To be clear though, it's never a guarantee of anything and we're speculating about it at this point. Since Codemasters already have multiple titles on Linux, the majority of which were ported to Linux by Feral Interactive (Virtual Programming did one), it makes it more likely this is coming.

While it currently has a version on Stadia, so you can play it by streaming it, it's not quite the same as a local copy that you can tune especially for your rig. Stadia is still very new too, and for some it's simply not playable. So, if this turns from speculation and rumour into a real port it will be very welcome.

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If we see any more or if it gets confirmed, we will let you know here on GOL. We reached out to Codemasters to see if they had anything to say about it.

Hat tip to NuSuey.

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Morguldir 11 Apr, 2020
Quoting: Perkeleen_Vittupää
Quoting: MorguldirHey Liam, how did you find out about this?

Linux depots that appeared here:

https://steamdb.info/app/703860/history/?changeid=8142299

That doesn't explain how he found those steamdb changes, I assume liam doesn't check the GRID 2019 depots every day.
Liam Dawe 14 Apr, 2020
Quoting: Morguldir
Quoting: Perkeleen_Vittupää
Quoting: MorguldirHey Liam, how did you find out about this?

Linux depots that appeared here:

https://steamdb.info/app/703860/history/?changeid=8142299

That doesn't explain how he found those steamdb changes, I assume liam doesn't check the GRID 2019 depots every day.
As noted at the bottom, it was a tip from someone. Specifically, they mentioned it in Discord as we have a dedicated channel for people to post tips in. Additionally, we have a bot in IRC that detects Linux being added to things.
melkemind 15 Apr, 2020
I tried it on Stadia during this free trial period, and it was a stutter fest. Not good when you're trying to race. I even tried it with a wired connection on my Fiber network. It was better but still not nearly as good as a local copy would be.
SirLootALot 25 Apr, 2021
Any updates on this? Did codemasters reply? I'd still like to see this one get a proper Linux port
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