After a reader contacted us concerned that Underworld Ascendant [Official Site] wasn't listing Linux support on their Steam page, I got in touch with OtherSide Entertainment to get some up to date clarification on what's happening.
The last time we spoke was in June so with the news that the release was coming later than originally planned, it was a good idea to get some up to date information.
Here's what they told me after a short chat today:
We still do not have an exact date for the Linux release for Underworld Ascendant on Steam, but the Mac and Linux versions will be made available sometime after the PC release to make sure they have enough QA attention. Once we have a more concrete schedule, we'll be happy to share it with you!
Backers and the public will receive a Linux version, but most likely will not be available on November 15th with the PC release.
Thankfully, because we have some dedicated external playtesters who have also been helping us on the side with the Linux and Mac issues, we're still tracking and fixing major issues along the way while we work on the PC version. The time after November 15th will just give us more time to dedicate to making sure the Mac and Linux versions are ready, and we didn't miss anything.
While it's always seriously disappointing to be left waiting (hello Battletech), the fact that they are fixing issues with the Linux version as they go and getting it tested is still a good sign.
It should also launch on GOG as well, although that doesn't seem to have a date yet.