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Metro Exodus is still planned to release for Linux and macOS

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4A Games have confirmed in an official 10th anniversary update post today that Metro Exodus is still going to release for Linux and macOS as well.

They gave a small overview in the post about what's been going on like celebrating the first release of Metro 2033 which arrived back in March 2010. Not only that, they recently got acquired by Embracer Group who also control Koch Media, Saber Interactive, THQ Nordic and others. Specifically, 4A Games are now an independently run subsidiary of Saber Interactive.

For people waiting on official Linux support for Metro Exodus, there's good news. While it has been confirmed for a while now, they have been somewhat quiet on it. When mentioning about bringing it to the latest consoles with the Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5 they also said this:

Aside from these enhanced versions for Gen 9, we recently brought Metro Exodus to more players through Amazon’s ‘Luna’ streaming service; and we’re also working on dedicated Linux* and Mac versions of the game. We’ll share more information about these closer to release.

*Emphasis ours.

Also confirmed is a new Metro game that is officially under development. They're not sharing anything on that, other than it being built for all modern tech as it's targeting PCs and the latest consoles. 4A also confirmed their commitment to "delivering a great story driven single player experience". On top of that, with Saber's help they're exploring a proper multiplayer Metro title but it's not clear if it will be part of the next Metro game or a title by itself.

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Shmerl 25 Nov, 2020
Quoting: mosare. you. fcukin. serious?

Totally serious. Proprietary wrapping is thing of the past. Today it's going to be either a proper native port or dxvk / vkd3d-proton, unless you didn't pay any attention.

That's how FOSS works. Once it reaches quality level, not using it becomes silly.

Last edited by Shmerl on 25 November 2020 at 8:16 pm UTC
mos 25 Nov, 2020
Quoting: ShmerlAgain, I'd take that over proprietary wrappers any time.
mindless fanboys be mindless fanboys.
Shmerl 25 Nov, 2020
Quoting: mosmindless fanboys be mindless fanboys.

Blob proponents remain blob proponents it seems. It doesn't matter. The fact that they are using dxvk speaks for itself.

Last edited by Shmerl on 25 November 2020 at 8:17 pm UTC
mos 25 Nov, 2020
Quoting: rustybroomhandleAnd DXVK is fine as an easy dx to vk translation. The performance hit is minimal.
you can't automagically port something as complex as a fancy 3D engine with a catch all solution and have only a minimal hit in just about anything.
Shmerl 25 Nov, 2020
Yeah, yeah. You need super know how and all that. Nope. dxvk works and it's cheaper. Do the math for them.

Last edited by Shmerl on 25 November 2020 at 8:18 pm UTC
mos 25 Nov, 2020
Quoting: ShmerlBlob proponents remain blob proponents it seems.
learn to code.
Mohandevir 25 Nov, 2020
DXVK might no be perfect for all cases, but, if the Windows build is programmed following Valve's guidelines for Proton:

"The proof is in the pudding."

It's not far fetched to think that they don't need more than DXVK which is a component of Proton... Add an optimisation tweak/bug correction here and there and the build is good to go.

In many cases, Proton/DXVK gives nearly Windows performances (if not better)... Why bother with an expensive 3rd party, closed source wrapper?

Last edited by Mohandevir on 25 November 2020 at 8:51 pm UTC
tonR 25 Nov, 2020
Great, but certainly not interested to buy a game that's nearly 2 years old at full price.

Yes, I know now the game is on sale. But since pandemic, I insist to buy a new, fresh (less than 1 year from launching date) and preferably day-1 launched Linux games at full price as my part to "support the developers".

I know how hard the pandemic hit you all and me. With that, I want to "reward" developers who supporting Linux despite these hard times.

This is my new stance. Probably won't change even after pandemic over.
Dedale 25 Nov, 2020
To add to the previous comments, the stadia version shows in the credits it uses DXVK. And stadia is debian.
Mohandevir 25 Nov, 2020
Quoting: DedaleTo add to the previous comments, the stadia version shows in the credits it uses DXVK. And stadia is debian.

Lets hope this is a new tendency that will pick up momentum...
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