Splitgate released official native Linux support recently when the Open Beta went live, and it seems to be hitting it big pulling in plenty of regular players.
It's been so popular in fact, that their servers have repeatedly struggled to cope with the demand. We've done a few livestreams of it on our Twitch Channel, and we've seen how overloaded it has become a few times. The game even got the attention of Amazon AWS, who thought their servers were under some form of DDoS attack and ended up limiting them to "help".
On Steam alone, they've managed to hit a high of 8,980 just recently. Not quite the all-time high of 11,901 two years ago (when it first released) but right now during the Open Beta it's not even properly released either so it's looking good. Considering the repeated server issues too, it's a real show of strength. It does of course help that's it's free to play and fully cross platform between PC and consoles. When you take into account all players together, the Splitgate team announced they had seen over 50,000 concurrent players.
The developer is also now hiring for a backend engineer, so do reach out if that sounds like your thing
Right now their Linux version is in pretty good shape. Performance is seriously smooth and it looks really good. There's a couple of mouse capture issues which have been reported, so hopefully that will get fixed up. Apart from that issue, we've been incredibly impressed with the game. Adding portals to a pretty fast-paced FPS has definitely added an element that really makes it different to other shooters.
Play Splitgate free on Steam. The full proper release is on July 27.