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DirectX 12 exclusive DEATH STRANDING runs on Linux with Proton 5.0-10

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Not long after the official PC release, the DirectX 12 exclusive DEATH STRANDING is now playable on Linux with the Steam Play Proton compatibility layer.

Previously exclusive to the PlayStation 4, DEATH STRANDING is the latest game from Hideo Kojima and the first to come from Kojima Productions after the split from Konami back in 2015. The PC release also comes with a little Half-Life crossover and a special Photo Mode.

Valve staffer Pierre-Loup Griffais mentioned on Twitter, that they've put out a new Release Candidate (testing build) of the upcoming Proton 5.0-10 release. The linked issue report on the official Proton GitHub, created by Andrew Eikum from Valve partner CodeWeavers mentions that to run this build you need this setup:

The game does require the latest Nvidia and AMD drivers. We've had success on Nvidia with Nvidia drivers 440.100 and 450.57, and on AMD with Mesa 20.1.3 with LLVM 10.0.0. If you are on AMD and experience a graphics error dialog on startup, please restart the Steam client once to ensure you have the latest Proton configuration settings for the game.

Currently for Proton 5.0-10 the only mentioned change is getting DEATH STRANDING into a working state. Going by comments from people doing early testing, it's a little rough around the edges including: floating objects, crashes and so on—everything you expect from a testing build. Hopefully they will be able to get it into a proper released state soon. Getting a new DX12 title working so quickly under the Proton compatibility layer though is impressive with VKD3D-Proton.

To try it out, you need to opt into the Beta for Proton 5.0 within the Steam client. Here's a quick reminder on how to go about doing that:

If you do wish to buy DEATH STRANDING it can be picked up on Humble Store and Steam.

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