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Now that getting games that use BattlEye for anti-cheat working on Linux (either native or through Proton) is much easier, an Ubisoft rep suggests people post in their forum to show demand for it.

In response to a post on their official forum asking about Ubisoft hooking it all up, the rep mentioned they can pass the feedback onto developers and that hopefully "other players will reply here in favor of Proton support and the development team may then look to implement it". It's not exactly much and a pretty bog-standard response but it's a reply nonetheless and isn't being ignored.

The thing is, this is just about playing Rainbow Six Siege on Linux with Proton, and it's not likely the developer would do it just for that. Now though, with the Steam Deck that uses SteamOS 3, developers will have to get it working if they want their players to be able to access their games on it. Right now though, like everything else, it all depends on demand from users and how well the Steam Deck sells.


Pictured - Rainbow Six Siege on Steam.

In other Ubisoft related news, it appears that a new "Ubisoft Connect PC Client" has appeared as found by SteamDB's Pavel Djundik on Twitter so it appears that more Ubisoft games may come to Steam.

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jasonm 30 Nov, 2021
It's an email to Battleye to turn it on. Unless they're really going to "actively" support it, which I question, why all the theater? Just send the damn email.


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Liam Dawe 30 Nov, 2021
Quoting: jasonmIt's an email to Battleye to turn it on. Unless they're really going to "actively" support it, which I question, why all the theater? Just send the damn email.
There's quite a few reasons actually.

For starters, enabling it would require sign-off by different people in the company. This would also need thorough testing, to ensure they're actually happy with the protection it provides. Mechanically simple for them to enable by asking, sure, but big online games have a lot to think about when enabling a new platform.
jasonm 30 Nov, 2021
Quoting: Liam Dawe
Quoting: jasonmIt's an email to Battleye to turn it on. Unless they're really going to "actively" support it, which I question, why all the theater? Just send the damn email.
There's quite a few reasons actually.

For starters, enabling it would require sign-off by different people in the company. This would also need thorough testing, to ensure they're actually happy with the protection it provides. Mechanically simple for them to enable by asking, sure, but big online games have a lot to think about when enabling a new platform.

Asking for people to post in a forum to show support is simply silly. Look at the numbers and the fact that Valve's money did all the porting work for them. I get them not wanting to support us because we're small and it was too much work, but at this point, asking for forum posts is nothing short of pathetic.
nenoro 30 Nov, 2021
Meanwhile people who wait for the Division 2, wildlands (for co-op) and breakpoint

it's just a taunt from ubisoft.

Just a reminder Stadia uses linux but because Google showed the green paper and Ubisoft was attracted to it


Last edited by nenoro on 30 November 2021 at 4:27 pm UTC
CatKiller 30 Nov, 2021
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Nah.

If they wanted to do it, and they could see there's a business case for doing it, they'd have already done it.

These things are just so that they can say you're suffering because you didn't pray hard enough. It's just bollocks.
jasonm 30 Nov, 2021
Quoting: nenoroMeanwhile people who wait for the Division 2, wildlands (for co-op) and breakpoint

it's just a taunt from ubisoft.

Just a reminder Stadia uses linux but because Google showed the green paper and Ubisoft was attracted to it

And for some reason, someone at Ubisoft thinks they are going to get an accurate count by counting forum posts.
Mohandevir 30 Nov, 2021
Quoting: nenoroMeanwhile people who wait for the Division 2, wildlands (for co-op) and breakpoint

it's just a taunt from ubisoft.

Just a reminder Stadia uses linux but because Google showed the green paper and Ubisoft was attracted to it

Ubisoft... It's always about money, but it's even truer for them. If the Steam Deck becomes a huge success and it causes the thread to be filled with requests, they will surely have a serious look at it. I don't expect anything to happen before the release of the Steam Deck, though.


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jasonm 30 Nov, 2021
Quoting: Mohandevir
Quoting: nenoroMeanwhile people who wait for the Division 2, wildlands (for co-op) and breakpoint

it's just a taunt from ubisoft.

Just a reminder Stadia uses linux but because Google showed the green paper and Ubisoft was attracted to it

Ubisoft... It's always about money, but it's even truer for them. If the Steam Deck becomes a huge success and it causes the thread to be filled with requests, they will surely have a serious look at it. I don't expect anything to happen before the release of the Steam Deck, though.

It's all about money to all of them, including Valve. Valve thankfully is building out Proton the right way, but it's due to money, not simply a love of Linux. There's nothing wrong with that. What's stupid is asking a bunch of Linux users to go create an account on your forum to go post a +1 for Proton support when all it takes is an email to Battleye to give it a shot and see how it works.
Mohandevir 30 Nov, 2021
Quoting: jasonmWhat's stupid is asking a bunch of Linux users to go create an account on your forum to go post a +1 for Proton support

I get your point. I was just saying that I don't think it's only a taunt. I really think they did that to "monitor" the success of the Steam Deck and what could be in it for them.
jasonm 30 Nov, 2021
Quoting: Mohandevir
Quoting: jasonmWhat's stupid is asking a bunch of Linux users to go create an account on your forum to go post a +1 for Proton support

I get your point. I was just saying that I don't think it's only a taunt. I really think they did that to "monitor" the success of the Steam Deck and what could be in it for them.

They have tools behind the scenes on Steam to see all those numbers. This is just theater.


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