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Sad news for players of ARK: Survival Evolved as it now uses BattlEye for online play, but the great news is the developers of ARK have confirmed BattlEye is coming to Linux and they are throwing money to help it happen. This will also be good news for Arma 3 players.

Copied from the Steam forum (not the full forum post, emphasis mine):
QuoteJust wanted to chime in here. You're absolutely right to feel frustrated and upset at us due to the latest patch and what it meant for our current Linux and Mac Players wanting to play on servers that have enabled BattlEye. I sincerely apologize that we weren't ready to have it deployed for Mac and Linux too.

We're still working diligently on bringing it to Mac and Linux and we will have it available as soon as we can, we're actually specifically paying the guys over at BE extra money right now to ensure that Mac and Linux are finished as soon as possible.


I get that a fair few ARK players on Linux will be annoyed by this, but I hope they can see the bigger picture. They are a fair few people raging at the developers in that forum topic which is sad, because the developers themselves say it should be done in a few days.

Arma 3 also uses BattlEye for online play on most of their servers, and it limits are ability to play online in their experimental Linux port that should be getting updated soon. They spoke about possible BattlEye support before too, but now it looks like it will be much easier for them as well. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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mao_dze_dun 11 February 2016 at 8:38 am UTC
"Why isn't this EARLY ACCESS game working flawlessly for an OS used by less than one percent of its playerbase?!?!?". Could some of you be more entitled? Anyway - great news. I've had a good feeling about the Arma III port and this only brings it closer to actually becoming official.
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