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Civilization VI - New Frontier Pass launches without Linux and macOS

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Civilization VI - New Frontier Pass went live yesterday, well the first part anyway and it appears it's launched without Linux and macOS.

This is despite both platforms being supported for Civilization VI, and when we enquired about (see the bottom update) it before release we were told the plan was to have it "sim-ship" (ship simultaneously). With the first part, Maya & Gran Colombia Pack, out now along with a patch for everyone and both Linux and macOS missing we again asked about what's happening. We were sent this brief statement from 2K:

We're working with our partners at Aspyr to quickly bring Civilization VI - New Frontier Pass content to Mac and Linux and will share more soon.

Aspyr Media, who ported it to Linux, still haven't even gotten Borderlands 2 and The Pre-Sequel updated on Linux since the last update almost a whole year ago. On top of that, we still don't even have Commander Lilith & the Fight for Sanctuary.

It's hard not to be disappointed in Aspyr Media at this point, I certainly am. Not only are we missing DLC but updates that will prevent cross-platform online play once again. When we hear more on the Civilization VI - New Frontier Pass or if it does manage to release soon, we will let you know when we know.

You can pick up a copy of Civilization VI on Humble Store and Steam.

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gojul 22 May
It definitely looks like Aspyr dropped the ball as a whole on Linux market. It was already the case prior to Proton release but this just confirms, sadly.

Last edited by gojul on 22 May 2020 at 10:37 am UTC
Quoting: gojulIt definitely looks like Aspyr dropped the ball as a whole on Linux market. It was already the case prior to Proton release but this just confirms, sadly.

The Mac folks are raging quite heavily in the Steam forums too..
serge 22 May
Maybe they are delaying it because of the coronavirus.

This days Aspyre are more into console port and game edition, than into mac and linux ports.

I hope they choose to comeback to us and take the Vulkan way.
lqe5433 22 May
Proton is too good. It's killing the Linux porting business.
kokoko3k 22 May
I think aspyr didn't ported the enhanced texture pack and Commander Lilith & the Fight for Sanctuary because they are/were free.
Probably they'll port the new Civ update because they will earn money from it.
Still, f###.
cere4l 22 May
After ALL the issues with cross play, and delayed updates, and horrible performance, and whatever.. I really don't get how anyone even WANTS to support this crapshow. Civ5 was my last civ, it's been tens of thousands of hours across all civs but this is one loyal fan they are never getting back.
jens 22 May
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Not that cool, but I'm (mostly) a patient person, lets wait a bit ;)
Quoting: lqe5433Proton is too good. It's killing the Linux porting business.

In this case Proton doesn't work however..
Both DX11 and DX12 versions play the intro and then crash with a grey screen..
Liam Dawe 22 May
Quoting: lqe5433Proton is too good. It's killing the Linux porting business.
Linux ports from porting companies slowed way before Proton, it's the tail-end of Steam Machines not working out which is why all of the major porters got involved originally. It's not being caused by Proton entirely.

Proton also doesn't even work with Civ VI.

Last edited by Liam Dawe on 22 May 2020 at 11:57 am UTC
Lycurgus87 22 May
I bough Gathering Storm at a full price, because I thought wow these guys give a shit about linux.
Turns out they don't, they don't even give us a release date and honestly it's not that hard.
So tell me if this shit show gets on the sale 60% minimum. This is how to loose a long time civ fun.

Until that I go buy Space Haven instead and a few more because I can.
And Firaxis and Aspyr can kiss my pinguin ass. :><:

Last edited by Lycurgus87 on 22 May 2020 at 2:14 pm UTC
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