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Strange and sad news, Deep Silver responded to me on twitter to let me know that Dead Island Riptide Definitive Edition and Dead Island Definitive Edition are not coming to Linux. I find this odd going by the recent SteamDB activity.

I tweeted to them on the 15th and they have only just replied today (my emails went completely unanswered as usual):

@gamingonlinux We currently don't have plans for Linux versions for these editions.

— Deep Silver UK (@DeepSilverUK) May 26, 2016


This is really weird, because both games have Linux in the "oslist" and only within the last day did they both add in the "linuxclienticon". I pointed this out to Deep Silver, but no reply yet.

There could be many reasons for this. It could be that Deep Silver simply has their wires crossed, it could be for testing purposes only or even being announced at a later date.

If it is true that the new editions are not coming to Linux, this will mean Linux/SteamOS gamers will not be able to buy Dead Island at all, as the old editions are being removed.

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cRaZy-bisCuiT 26 May 2016 at 9:45 am UTC
Weird - at least I don't care too much. Not my kind of game.
leillo1975 26 May 2016 at 9:48 am UTC
I had big hopes with these re-editions. I was wishing to play Riptide in Linux-native, but with this news I'm very disappointed. I don't understand why devs hyped Linux-community with Steamdb
Liam Dawe 26 May 2016 at 9:56 am UTC
leillo1975I don't understand why devs hyped Linux-community with Steamdb
This stuff isn't even supposed to be public, SteamDB just hooks into stuff to show it publically. SteamDB isn't an official Valve site.
Corben 26 May 2016 at 10:11 am UTC
Really sad news. We know Techland can do the ports themselves, and they are delivering good and playable ports. I reached out to the devs some time ago, after I've watched their Dying Light port report (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFdgOBniQB4), asking if they would port Dead Island Riptide, too.
Unfortunately the devs don't know nor are allowed to disclose any informations.

Deep Silver is very Linux-friendly though, so it's a bit odd they have no plans in releasing Linux versions for the Dead Island Definitive edition. Especially as Dead Island has a Linux version. I would have bought the Definitive Edition.

Let's hope they reconsider, maybe by showing them our interest in a Linux version of the Dead Island Definitive Edition.
dubigrasu 26 May 2016 at 10:14 am UTC
Here's hoping for those crossed wires because not having them on Linux (with these new graphics) would suck immensely for me.
I was planning to play those games again (played them on PS3) because they were both good.
I know that many/some gamers were disappointed by DI, but I was definitely not (really enjoyed the crafting part) and I really had a blast playing them.

For everyone ignoring these games because of negative reviews and so on; please don't. You need to play them and make your own mind, you might have a nice surprise.
wolfyrion 26 May 2016 at 11:15 am UTC
I dont know if that is the official deepsilver twitter account but as far as I know this one is the official twitter

https://twitter.com/deepsilver

Maybe that Twitter UK account is just for marketing purposes and maybe the guy who handles the twitter dont know much about the game technical details?

Their official webpage
https://www.deepsilver.com/us/home/
wojtek88 26 May 2016 at 11:15 am UTC
Liam, You owe me 3.99 Euro! I wouldn't support them if I didn't believe in Linux port! ;)

Anyway, at least answer my question about Total War: Warhammer in this article (BTW. It looks it is impossible to get the link to the comment on Chrome on Android)
M@GOid 26 May 2016 at 11:34 am UTC
Deep Silver may be Linux friendly, but Techland is not so much. Their ports are really bad, like Virtual Programming bad. To this day I cannot launch the original Dead Island in my gaming rig (bought it before Steam allowed refunds), while all other Deep Silver games I have work just fine.

People will point out that I use a non supported setup (AMD+OSS drivers) but I can play every other Deep Silver game I have, and the performance is good. Even Liam, with a monster rig (GTX 980ti) have performance problems with Dying Light, and after several updates things are still not good enough.

I'm not touching another Techland game.
stan 26 May 2016 at 11:42 am UTC
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Hopefully it’s not true.
lucifertdark 26 May 2016 at 11:47 am UTC
Well Valve seem to think they are as they're listed under SteamOS on my machine.

edit: Of course they would be as SteamDB has them listed too. My excuse is I'm not well today, should probably just go back to bed.


Last edited by lucifertdark on 26 May 2016 at 11:49 am UTC
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