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BattlEye now say they're working with Valve to support Steam Play

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Here's a bit of interesting news to end the week with, BattlEye have said they are working with Valve to get their anti-cheat working with Steam Play/Proton.

The curious thing here, is that I did speak to BattlEye back in March where they told me they would only be able to support native Linux games. In my email to BattlEye I did mention our previous chat, but it seems the below quote is the standard line they're giving out on this.

Inspired by this Reddit post, I did my own digging and contacted them again to verify the information. To my surprise, within minutes they replied to me to say "Currently we do not officially support Wine, but we are working with Valve to add support for Proton (SteamPlay) on Steam.".

I have to wonder if this started after my previous article, perhaps it got some people talking? Good to see some positivity on this though, in future it could mean titles like PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS will become playable on Linux with Steam Play.

I've said numerous times now that multiplayer titles will be a pain point for Steam Play but perhaps not for much longer. There's a lot more games that use it and no doubt more will in future, so the idea of BattlEye working in Steam Play is obviously quite exciting to expand Linux gaming even further.

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Cestarian 12 May 2019 at 4:27 pm UTC
1xokValve brings DRM and Anti-Cheat to Linux and people love it. Including me.

We have to say it honestly: Without Valve, Linux and games would never have worked out. That's why other people take Linux seriously as a gaming platform. FeelsGoodMan.

DRM is here to stay no matter how much we hate it, we can only get with the times or get left behind, and we have been left behind for a long time now.
Kimyrielle 12 May 2019 at 7:43 pm UTC
The sad thing is that PUBG's printing money at such an astonishing rate, they could port it Linux and write the costs off as charity. There is really no excuse why this game isn't on Linux. Not that I personally care, but I know a lot of people are into it.
Whitewolfe80 17 May 2019 at 10:25 pm UTC
iiariIf this is accomplished, it will also likely allow Planetside 2 to work, which would be very exciting...

Oh damn is that still around i thought the servers died for that a while back cool to see its still online had a bunch a fun with that game few years back.
iiari 18 May 2019 at 5:07 am UTC
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iiariIf this is accomplished, it will also likely allow Planetside 2 to work, which would be very exciting...

Oh damn is that still around i thought the servers died for that a while back cool to see its still online had a bunch a fun with that game few years back.
And now with DX11, so DXVK would apply at this point if the Battleye were to work.
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