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Always frustrating to see this happen. Battle Chasers: Nightwar [Official Site], an RPG I was quite excited about has silently removed all mentions of Linux support from both Steam and GOG.

It's due for release in a few hours and I've seen zero communication from the developer as to what's going on. I get that some developers get swept up in releases and it's of course a very busy time, but if you remove a platform, you should communicate to your customers what's going on. This is especially problematic since both Steam and GOG have had the game available for pre-order.

People have noticed too, with this Steam thread popping up around 15 hours ago with no reply from a developer yet. I've sent a Tweet and an email to the developer in the hopes of getting it cleared up.

Honestly, if you did pre-order it I recommend cancelling it as soon as possible until the situation is cleared up. I never recommend pre-ordering anything, as issues like this are surprisingly common.

Update: The developer has replied with this on the Steam forum:

I'm very sorry we couldn't get the Linux version ready by launch. We're a small indie developer, and we just didn't have the resources to get it in a state we felt players would be happy with by launch.

We had asked our publisher to pull down the Linux platform last week from Steam and GoG, but unfortunately it didn't happen until yesterday. If you preordered hoping to play Linux day one, please feel free to get a refund. Let us know if you have any trouble there and we'll help get it sorted out.

We are working on the Linux version and hope to have it in decent shape in the next few weeks.

So sorry, guys!

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Tags: Delayed, GOG, RPG, Steam
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Asu 3 October 2017 at 4:49 pm UTC
looks like bastion with jrpg combat...
I hope it comes to linux!
Vishar 3 October 2017 at 5:30 pm UTC
just curious when they remove linux support from Official site

if they do it last week then maybe they say true

but it they do it at the same time as steam an Gog then they just lie


Last edited by Vishar on 3 October 2017 at 6:00 pm UTC
RafiLinux 3 October 2017 at 8:22 pm UTC
Hmmm. So I saw the GOG post about the game and wrote about how I would not support this dev after the scam they pulled and my comment was deleted. Now I'm wondering if I should take my business elsewhere and just stick to HB and itch.io.

Maybe I was in the wrong but they could have responded with a line about the latest development that liamdave wrote about.
inlinuxdude 3 October 2017 at 10:59 pm UTC
So, the developers comment seems pretty reasonable, and it sounds like Linux may still (hopefully) get it, just not at launch. Better upfront communication probably would have been nice, but it sounds like their heart is in the right place. If it launches for Linux with good reviews, I'll still be interested at that time..
Phlebiac 4 October 2017 at 12:15 am UTC
Got the release announcement from Steam, and then wondered why it was on my wish list. Now I understand, and have removed it from my wish list until they do a proper release.
slaapliedje 4 October 2017 at 5:55 am UTC
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I randomly have a coupon for 70% off Supreme Ruler Ultimate, which would make it a 5 USD game. Decided not to buy it because it's not released for Linux.

Seemingly I just need to hold my ground and only buy Vive or Linux supported games (unfortunately that means I still support Windows gaming in some regard until we can get better vulkan/vr support for Linux games.)
jasondaigo 4 October 2017 at 6:06 am UTC
KohriasVery bad behaviour. If they kept showing Linux as a platform just to get the bucks knowing that they would not be able to deliver - that's fraud to me.
fraud is common in games sector. and esport too. nobody cares. people will never stop buying certain games or from certain devs cause of those things.
razing32 4 October 2017 at 9:06 am UTC
BrisseSTOP PRE-ORDERING

There's absolutely no point in pre-ordering, especially when using digital distribution such as Steam. It doesn't benefit you as a consumer one bit and it's always risky.

Sadly too late for that now.
Pre-orders , season pass (basically DLC Pre-order) , microtransactions in full price games , loot crates etc.
These things are becoming more and more ubiquitous and people are getting used to them. If you call them out you look like the bad guy.

I'm resolute to be cynical and watch the world burn
Zlopez 4 October 2017 at 9:55 am UTC
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razing32
BrisseSTOP PRE-ORDERING

There's absolutely no point in pre-ordering, especially when using digital distribution such as Steam. It doesn't benefit you as a consumer one bit and it's always risky.

Sadly too late for that now.
Pre-orders , season pass (basically DLC Pre-order) , microtransactions in full price games , loot crates etc.
These things are becoming more and more ubiquitous and people are getting used to them. If you call them out you look like the bad guy.

I'm resolute to be cynical and watch the world burn

You are right, people just get used to this tactics. You don't even get the whole game on release. Because there is many missing things, that are added like DLC and the price is sometimes higher than the original game. The picture bellow is sadly accurate.
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wojtek88 4 October 2017 at 11:38 am UTC
QuoteWe are working on the Linux version and hope to have it in decent shape in the next few weeks.

Let me propose a fun game.
They used statement "few weeks". For me few means from 2 to 7, maybe 8. But let's assume that we are kind and we say that we wait 10 weeks to verify what they say.
It looks like 2 weeks ago their were certain that they will provide Linux version at launch. So 10 weeks more sounds like a super huge window. Let's revisit their steam page at 13.12.2017 and verify if they are worth to receive Linux gamers money or should we forget about them and avoid any game they develop.
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