NVIDIA have announced that Quake II RTX, the ray-traced remaster of Quake II is going to release in full with Linux support on June 6th. They've said that anyone will be able to download it and try out the first three levels for free. If you own Quake II, you will be able to play through the campaign in full and play against others online.
They also have a new trailer to show off:
Additionally, the full source code will also be posted up on GitHub. This release will come with a ton of other improvements they noted like new dynamic environments, time of day options, new weapon models and textures, dynamic lighting on various objects, a high-quality screenshot mode, support for the older OpenGL renderer (the main game uses Vulkan), multiplayer support and so on.
Minimum system requirements:
- OS: Windows 7 64-bit or Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 64-bit
- Processor: Intel Core i3-3220, or AMD equivalent
- Memory: 8 GB RAM
- Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060, or higher
- Storage: 2GB available space
Really nice to see Linux on such equal footing here, getting support at exactly the same time. This pleases me.
You can see the original announcement here. If you want to grab a copy of the full game to be ready with the content, you can grab it on the Humble Store.