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Civilization VI for Linux is no longer certain, only a possibility

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Civilization VI was originally announced for Linux back in May, since then we've had a lot of silence on it, until today. Aspyr Media seem to be the developer handling it, but they are still investigating if it's viable.

Taken from their blog:
QuoteQ: Is Civ VI available on Linux?
A: Linux is still being investigated as a project. We hope to have clarity in coming months on if a viable version of Civ VI can make it to Linux and will let you know as soon as we have more information.


Aspyr have also been commenting some more on reddit:
QuoteI'm sorry guys. I should know better than to post in here before picking up my toddler for a TexMex dinner. You guys are incredibly active, and that's a huge part of why we love you.

I know its not a detailed statement, but it is absolutely full truth. Just because we are using OGL, that does not automatically translate to a workable Linux port. There are tons of complexities there (as you all well know). We have our team head down on proving that it can be done up to our quality standards. Once we know that, we will share the news.


This is a real shame to see it change from a confirmed port, to only something that's being investigated.

I can only hope if they are unable to do it, that another developer picks it up. I would love to see Aspyr Media handle it though, as their other ports are good and I have a lot of respect for them as developers, but if they can't, then someone else needs to step up.
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Maokei 4 October 2016 at 10:45 pm UTC
Damn was looking forward to Civ 6 on linux.
edo 4 October 2016 at 10:47 pm UTC
you used to be cool, Aspyr
neowiz73 4 October 2016 at 10:48 pm UTC
i agree, it was the port of Civ5 that got me to go 100% Linux. it would be really disappointing to not see a port at some point. after civ 3 I've just waited for the expansions to come out before purchasing the latest version. But I'd be willing to make an exception for Civ6 if we get to see an early port. at the least, hopefully by the time a couple expansions come out we get to see a Linux port.
TobiSGD 4 October 2016 at 10:49 pm UTC
Damn, just a few days ago I asked a community manager on the Civ VI Steam forum why they only listed Windows in the Minimum System Requirements and his answer was that a Linux port is already confirmed and that it is just a matter of time. And now this!
Keyrock 4 October 2016 at 10:49 pm UTC
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WorMzy 4 October 2016 at 10:53 pm UTC
If they decide it isn't viable, I hope they elaborate on _why_ this is the case. Nothing sucks more than a blunt "Won't port, kthx."

Of course, I'd still prefer that they do port it. My wallet is ready.
BTRE 4 October 2016 at 10:59 pm UTC
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I wonder just what it is they're investigating. With their system requirements needing fairly new and higher end Apple hardware, thus limiting the customer base, you'd think that Linux would be the bigger market in comparison. That said, I saw this coming when OSX depots showed up on steamdb but no Linux ones followed. Still leaves me disappointed, bitter and wishing that companies were more transparent instead of no news for months and then bombshells.
minidou 4 October 2016 at 11:02 pm UTC
can't even trust firaxis nowadays

anyway yet another good reason to never preorder
Mountain Man 4 October 2016 at 11:10 pm UTC
I'm not worried. I'm sure it'll come to Linux eventually.
uriil 4 October 2016 at 11:11 pm UTC
F*ck Aspyr
I was waiting it and now this :-(
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