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Beyond Blue gets a release date, Linux looks to be later

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Beyond Blue looks like a wonderful narrative adventure, one made with the help of real science and they recently announced a June 11 release date.

The press email only mentioned "PC" which is usually used in place of Windows and then specific consoles, so we looked to get that cleared up since it was originally announced for Linux. When speaking to the developer E-Line Media about the Linux version they stated, "The production team is working out a plan that will launch Linux as soon as we are able.". Good to see it's still coming!

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  • Throughout eight different dives you'll explore the untouched world of our ocean and use technology at the edge of understanding
  • Experience an evocative narrative with full voice cast - Anna Akana (YouTube), Mira Furlan (Lost, Babylon 5), Hakeem Kae-Kazim (Black Sails, Hotel Rwanda), and Ally Maki (Toy Story 4)
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You can follow Beyond Blue on Steam. Once they communicate a confirmed date for the Linux version, we will let you know.

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6 comments

CatKiller 27 May
I am interested in this, but this statement is not promising:

QuoteWhen speaking to the developer E-Line Media about the Linux version they stated, "The production team is working out a plan that will launch Linux as soon as we are able.".

Two weeks from release and they don't yet have a plan for releasing on Linux.

Really they should have had Linux builds going throughout the development process, to more easily find Windows bugs if nothing else. This sounds quite a lot like they're going to wait a while after release (because release time is hectic for everyone) and then discover that it's toooo haaaard and throw their hands up in the air. As we've seen too many developers do in the past.

I hope I'm wrong.
Nezchan 27 May
This game seems to be 100% my jam, but I agree with CatKiller that the "working on it" with regard to Linux doesn't lend much confidence. I was really hoping we'd be day 1 instead of an afterthought, but here we are I guess.
Tuxee 27 May
"The production team is working out a plan that will launch Linux as soon as we are able."

Which translates to: Never.
CatKillerI am interested in this, but this statement is not promising:

QuoteWhen speaking to the developer E-Line Media about the Linux version they stated, "The production team is working out a plan that will launch Linux as soon as we are able.".

Two weeks from release and they don't yet have a plan for releasing on Linux.

Really they should have had Linux builds going throughout the development process, to more easily find Windows bugs if nothing else. This sounds quite a lot like they're going to wait a while after release (because release time is hectic for everyone) and then discover that it's toooo haaaard and throw their hands up in the air. As we've seen too many developers do in the past.

I hope I'm wrong.
I agree. Developers that focus on Windows first and then try to back their way into Linux after the project is done always run into problems.
I believe I am following this on my wishlist on Steam and it only says Windows, at this time. I think I had originally put it on my wishlist when I read about it in an article, here.
The_Aquabat 28 May
I'm trying to be positive but this:

Quote"The production team is working out a plan that will launch Linux as soon as we are able."

unless it has a record of releasing previous games on Linux could mean anything... like never, in 5 years or if really lucky in months.
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