After being in Beta for quite some time now, the team behind Zombie Panic! Source are almost ready to push out the big overhaul with Linux support into the stable version for everyone.
What is it? A free standalone cooperative, survival-horror first-person-shooter. It's been available since 2007, with a Steam release going live back in 2008. After initially announcing their Linux plans back in 2018, this has been a long time coming. Work on Zombie Panic! Source version 3.1 went on a lot longer than they originally planned for but it's sounding like all their effort is going to be worth it with a much better game.
When to actually expect it? They're saying between October 8 and October 15, so a bit later into this month!
As for what's coming with it, there's going to be quite a lot of changes. Here's some highlights:
- Linux support - speaks for itself…
- Player Hitboxes Improvements - this actually looks like a massive upgrade for it:
- Melee Hit Rays - each swing will create an arc of line tracers in the player's FOV according to the melee weapon's range.
- Zombie Teammates Glow - to enable better team play between Zombies, nearby friendlies will glow
- Feed-O-Meter Adjustments - slowly regenerates by itself. The Berzerk now has it's own special bar separate to the normal one to manage abilities better.
- Plenty of new in-game options
- Steam Workshop Enhancements
- Steam Rich Presence
- Localization Support