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Deep Silver and 4A Games have just revealed Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition and they've confirmed that Linux support for Metro Exodus is still happening.

A lot of the work they're currently doing is on supporting the newer consoles, and while it already supported Ray Tracing, they decided to do a "radical" overhaul of their proprietary 4A Engine to improve the Ray Tracing found using more advanced and better techniques.

For the PC version (they probably mean Windows), it will be free for anyone who owns Metro Exodus as a standalone application and will release "later this spring". Thankfully, Linux has not been forgotten about. After confirming their continued commitment to release Metro Exodus for Linux in November last year, this big announcement also once again confirmed that the Linux version will appear a bit later this year (sometime after March when it lands for macOS).

Last but not least – back in November, we also confirmed our commitment to Mac and Linux versions of Metro Exodus.

We’re happy to confirm that the Mac version is expected to release on the Mac App Store, Steam, and Epic Games Store in March, with the Linux version set to follow a little later in the year on Steam!

Hopefully the Linux version won't miss out on some of these Ray Tracing boosts. Vulkan now has official Ray Tracing support so it would be great to see it in properly.

Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
Tags: FPS, Steam, Upcoming | Apps: Metro Exodus
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Cyril 16 Feb
Quoting: DaiKaiser93
Quoting: Cyril
Quoting: IggiThis is Deep Silver as the publisher. I wouldn't expect them to support anything besides Steam...

They're also the publisher of Wasteland 3 and yet the Linux/macOS versions are on GOG...

The Linux versions for the Saint Rows games and the first 2 Metro games are still missing from GOG.

Yeah I know, it's a pity. But just to say Deep Silver itself isn't the cause. But yeah I'm afraid it will ending like the "Desperados III case".
And if that's the case for Metro Exodus too, seriously... too bad they choose the "wrong" publisher but I won't buy the game.
It's just not right, don't sell your game on a store if you just don't want to support all versions.
It's normal to lack the Linux version on EGS, but not on GOG, there is no excuse.
F.Ultra 16 Feb
Quoting: Cyril
Quoting: DaiKaiser93
Quoting: Cyril
Quoting: IggiThis is Deep Silver as the publisher. I wouldn't expect them to support anything besides Steam...

They're also the publisher of Wasteland 3 and yet the Linux/macOS versions are on GOG...

The Linux versions for the Saint Rows games and the first 2 Metro games are still missing from GOG.

Yeah I know, it's a pity. But just to say Deep Silver itself isn't the cause. But yeah I'm afraid it will ending like the "Desperados III case".
And if that's the case for Metro Exodus too, seriously... too bad they choose the "wrong" publisher but I won't buy the game.
It's just not right, don't sell your game on a store if you just don't want to support all versions.
It's normal to lack the Linux version on EGS, but not on GOG, there is no excuse.

Well there is an excuse, adding a store is way more than just press a button, and that is for every single update you later do for your game as well.
DaiKaiser93 16 Feb
Quoting: Cyril
Quoting: DaiKaiser93
Quoting: Cyril
Quoting: IggiThis is Deep Silver as the publisher. I wouldn't expect them to support anything besides Steam...

They're also the publisher of Wasteland 3 and yet the Linux/macOS versions are on GOG...

The Linux versions for the Saint Rows games and the first 2 Metro games are still missing from GOG.

Yeah I know, it's a pity. But just to say Deep Silver itself isn't the cause. But yeah I'm afraid it will ending like the "Desperados III case".
And if that's the case for Metro Exodus too, seriously... too bad they choose the "wrong" publisher but I won't buy the game.
It's just not right, don't sell your game on a store if you just don't want to support all versions.
It's normal to lack the Linux version on EGS, but not on GOG, there is no excuse.

I'm guessing it has to do more with the developer than the publisher, maybe they don't want to maintain the libraries?
Like you pointed out inXile did provide the Linux version as well as Owlcat games provided a Linux build of Pathfinder for GOG, and then you have games like Battle Chasers that only have Linux version on Steam.
Eike 16 Feb
Quoting: MohandevirI'm wondering if Stadia isn't responsible for the fact that 4A decided to maintain Linux support in their in-home game engine? Otherwise, I don't know if they would be willing to put that much effort in upgrading their Linux support, considering that the game already runs pretty well via Proton... Just a question mark I have.

Sounds very plausible to me. Months of development activity, just for us little bunch? Hardly...
robvv 16 Feb
I'm assuming that the cries for GOG support for M:E in this forum and /r/linux_gaming are due to the massive investment that CD Projekt has made in Linux libraries and gaming over the last few years..?

Valve are going to have to work hard to keep up!
pb 16 Feb
Quoting: CyrilAnd you see not a word about GOG release... For the macOS version they mention explicitly some stores, but for Linux it's just Steam... Tell me I'm wrong...

Reading between the lines, they are probably porting for platforms that need the Linux version for their current or upcoming cloud...
poiuz 16 Feb
Quoting: robvvI'm assuming that the cries for GOG support for M:E in this forum and /r/linux_gaming are due to the massive investment that CD Projekt has made in Linux libraries and gaming over the last few years..?

Valve are going to have to work hard to keep up!
The cries for GOG support are due the massive dedication that CD Projekt has shown for our freedom.

But let's all praise Valve for bringing more DRM to Linux! Great work! Surely there will be soon a dedicated kernel module to prevent us from starting our games…
3zekiel 16 Feb
Quoting: robvvI'm assuming that the cries for GOG support for M:E in this forum and /r/linux_gaming are due to the massive investment that CD Projekt has made in Linux libraries and gaming over the last few years..?

Valve are going to have to work hard to keep up!

I agree that gog, while it is nice they encourage drm less games, are not so much our friend. Still waiting on Galaxy launcher... I can't really get why people would not like valve, they are a very very big contributor now, and they are very precious to us.

Is the same as people constantly criticizing proton initiative, when it solves the chick-egg issues in many ways. Before Proton, when I managed to drive a colleague/friend to use Linux I'd say that easily two third would go back partially or totally to windows in the month, now on the last batch of people I converted, it seems they are much more firmly rooted to pure Linux (no dual boot or vga passthrough) - at least for gaming (been a few months for the last few guys). Overall, migrating people to Linux has become easier thx to Valve. Of course they are not the only to thank, but they contributed a lot over the last few years.
GoG on the other hand, I still wait to see anything from them (and same from Epic btw).
Iggi 16 Feb
Quoting: Shmerl
Quoting: IggiThis is Deep Silver as the publisher. I wouldn't expect them to support anything besides Steam...

Why not? They support GOG with Windows versions.

To be honest: Yes, there are more games on GOG than I expected: ~70 games on Steam (excluding DLC and such) vs. ~30 on GOG.

I guess my bitterness is coming from the fact that almost all of their physical games are bound to Steam (which imho totally defeats the purpose of a physical medium - why would I buy an offline media if I have to be online to be able to use it anyway?), so they basically killed retail games for me. This includes Crowdfunding promises where a DRM free physical media including a Linux version was announced, and a Windows only Steam disc was delivered.

Quoting: Cyril
Quoting: IggiThis is Deep Silver as the publisher. I wouldn't expect them to support anything besides Steam...

They're also the publisher of Wasteland 3 and yet the Linux/macOS versions are on GOG...

Yes, that's one of two(!) games, together with Pathfinder: Kingmaker. Both games were crowdfunding projects where a DRM free Linux version was promised, so I guess they just had to upload the GOG version...
Cyril 16 Feb
Actually there is one thing I don't really understand...
You "Steam guys" are happy that us "GOG guys" are unhappy or what?
It seems that so many times you are happy to have a Linux version only on Steam and the others can fuck themselves.
I don't know any GOG user (Linux or not) who is unhappy that a game is also available on Steam, it makes no sense.

Does the Linux community really need this?

Sorry but about Steam and Linux support, I read this recently, what do you think?:
https://www.reddit.com/r/linux_gaming/comments/lfht93/after_dropping_1000_on_an_index_valve_tells_me/
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