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The Talos Principle 2 from Croteam launches November 2

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Croteam and Devolver Digital have announced that The Talos Principle 2 is now set for launch on November 2, and it looks to be an impressive follow-up to the previous game which is easily one of the best puzzle games ever made.

More about it:"Set in a distant future where humankind has long been extinct, human culture lives on through interminable robots made in our image. Embarking on a quest to investigate a mysterious megastructure, you will be confronted with questions about the nature of the cosmos, faith versus reason, and the fear of repeating humankind's mistakes.

Familiar puzzles will return in The Talos Principle II, accompanied by unique new gameplay including mind transference and gravity manipulation. There's also a deep character-driven story with multiple endings to lose yourself in, and a series of strange, stunningly beautiful environments to explore—including a city on the brink of a paradigm shift and an island holding the keys to the future."

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This time there's no Native Linux support, so you'll need to run it with Proton. One of Croteam's co-founders, who was involved in a lot of their Linux work also left quite some time ago, and joined Google for Stadia before its collapse. Croteam also swapped from their own tech to Unreal Engine for this one so it will be interesting to see how things have changed overall for the sequel.

Will you be picking it up?

It will be available on Humble Store and Steam.

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mrt181 Sep 27
yes, will pick it up
Ehvis Sep 27
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Despite the lack of native Linux support, this one is actually on my wishlist for release purchase. And with the almost silly low price, I probably can't wait to try it. Unless they do something stupid like adding Denuvo.
benstor214 Sep 27
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Quoting: EhvisUnless they do something stupid like adding Denuvo.
I raise 'always online single player campaign', checkpoints use up a 'premium currency' that can be bought in a microtransaction... is someone going to match?

edit: To add a bit of on-topic, I don't know of a Devolver Digital published game that incorporates Denuvo in any form.

Last edited by benstor214 on 27 September 2023 at 11:28 am UTC
Termy Sep 27
I haven't been hyped for a game release for long, long time - but i really look forward to this :D
But still i will wait for reviews and the like - as fantastic as Talos Principle was, Croteam wouldn't be the first great Dev to fall from grace...
FauconNoir Sep 27
Will it have VR support ?
That looks amazing. Lack of a native port is disappointing though. The Steamdeck, having an install base of some size, should now be considered a native target for a game like this, especially when you pair it with their history of actually talking to Linux users. Now its not like Proton wont work or wont work well, we wont be able to know that til release, but its still disappointing
M@GOid Sep 27
Nice. Loved the first game. Finished it about 3 times. It scratched my itch for a new puzzle game after Portal 2.

But without Linux native support, I would only take it on a Steam sale when it will be heavily discounted, a couple years from launch.
tuubi Sep 27
The first game was excellent. I'm hopeful this'll be just as good.

Goes straight to the bottom of my wishlist, below about 200 Linux games. I suppose I could get around to buying and playing it, eventually. In theory.
artixbtw Sep 27
No native Linux support, Unreal Engine 5 (what a way to kill your own engine, Croteam), and likely no VR support down the line... all very unfortunate, I don't know if I will get it despite the greatness of the prequel.

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lejimster Sep 27
Instabuy. I haven't even watched the trailer. The first game was so good and Croteam have been supporting Linux gaming for a long time. I generally don't buy games at full price but will make an exception for this.

Edit: that's a shame if they've given up their engine and native support for this release. I wonder if the Linux programmers have left? I still will buy, but that is disappointing to hear if the person above is correct.

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