Proton Experimental does it again! Want to play the new Windows release of the previously PlayStation exclusive Days Gone right on your Linux box? Now you can.
"Days Gone is an open-world action-adventure game set in a harsh wilderness two years after a devastating global pandemic. Step into the dirt flecked shoes of former outlaw biker Deacon St. John, a bounty hunter trying to find a reason to live in a land surrounded by death. Scavenge through abandoned settlements for equipment to craft valuable items and weapons, or take your chances with other survivors trying to eke out a living through fair trade… or more violent means."
While it's only supported on Windows, thanks to a recent fix going into Proton Experimental on May 21, 2021 you can now play it on Linux with reasonable performance as it pulls in the latest changes from an unreleased update of DXVK.
Need to know how to actually use Proton Experimental? Here's a simple HOWTO (as it's not complicated!). Make sure it's installed by searching for it in your Steam Library, then select it from the Compatibility menu in the Properties section of a game. See our quick video below:
The full Proton and Proton Experimental changelog can be seen on GitHub.
Nice to see yet another AAA game working on Linux so quickly. Great work by all people involved from Valve, CodeWeavers and more working on the Wine and Proton compatibility layers. Just remember though that running it in this way on Linux is not actually supported. The usual caveats apply: it can break any time and the developer doesn't need to ensure it continues working this way.
If you missed it, you can also play the new Mass Effect Legendary Edition on Linux with the community built Proton GE.