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DiRT 4 is officially coming to Linux, port from Feral Interactive

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Feral Interactive have adjusted their mirrors and put things into high gear with DiRT 4 on the way to Linux. Originally developed and published by Codemasters for PC and consoles, this is the same studio that made titles like F1 2017, DiRT Rally, GRID Autosport and more.

Word went out in public on Twitter earlier today from Feral to confirm a 2019 release. This means we will be getting it quite a while after the original release, which according to Steam was in June of 2017.

Thanks to that, we now have quite a few Linux ports from Feral due next year. DiRT 4, Life is Strange 2, Shadow of the Tomb Raider and Total War: THREE KINGDOMS. Already gearing up to be busy!

From the press release:

DiRT 4's fleet of over 50 rally cars, buggies, trucks and crosskarts includes the Ford Fiesta R5, Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI, Subaru WRX STI NR4 and Audi Sport quattro S1 E2. Players will put these incredible machines through their paces on the world’s most demanding rally routes, from the dirt roads of Australia to the hazardous snowdrifts of Sweden and on to the open gravel tracks of Michigan USA.

Feral's press release also mentioned that DiRT 4 gives you the ability to generate your own stages, based on players' choice of location and route parameter. That sounds pretty interesting, not something that has been done before in the franchise.

Are you excited? Let us know in the comments, just be sure to stay on track.

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Perkeleen_Vittupää 8 December 2018 at 1:57 am UTC
More premium rallying videos from the Estonian guy Xpander on radar
Tuxgamer 8 December 2018 at 1:48 pm UTC
This is great news, but yes I agree it should have come sooner. Well I'm going to get it anyway
melkemind 8 December 2018 at 1:49 pm UTC
Xpandera bit late port to a game that hasn't been successul and is mediocre at the best. I guess at least a game thats not grand strategy on the list

Hoping DiRT Rally 2.0 port will be day one or relly close to release though.

You really just made that up, didn't you? It has "generally favorable" reviews and has even won awards. I obviously don't have sales numbers but the fact they're going ahead with a port would suggest it has solid sales numbers as well.
Xpander 8 December 2018 at 4:18 pm UTC
Perkeleen_VittupääMore premium rallying videos from the Estonian guy Xpander on radar

Probabably not. Doesn't seem that good of a game for wheel driving.

melkemindYou really just made that up, didn't you? It has "generally favorable" reviews and has even won awards. I obviously don't have sales numbers but the fact they're going ahead with a port would suggest it has solid sales numbers as well.

where? 65% on steam last time i checked which results mixed feelings.

Handling is pretty trash for this game, the procedural generated tracks while interesting idea are more repeative than real tracks. Road surfaces are boring(not many bumps and holes and so on)

i mean it probably is fine game for some money, but for the asking price of 55€, naah pass.


Still i think its good to see more racing games on Linux, just i think feral wont make much money from it. will see though

edit. sales numbers dont add up anymore since the steam changes, but last i checked at the beginning of this year it was 700k sells fro dirt rally and 70k for dirt 4, yeah ofc dirt rally has been around longer. now steamdb reports 200,000 .. 500,000 to Dirt 4 and 1,000,000 .. 2,000,000 for Dirt Rally


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Redje 8 December 2018 at 4:49 pm UTC
I have the feeling that now that feral have ported a couple of games with vulkan/metal the amount of ports is increasing again
Ehvis 8 December 2018 at 4:59 pm UTC
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XpanderHandling is pretty trash for this game, the procedural generated tracks while interesting idea are more repeative than real tracks. Road surfaces are boring(not many bumps and holes and so on)

i mean it probably is fine game for some money, but for the asking price of 55€, naah pass.

Yeah, I got the impression that this is more for an audience that likes a less punishing sort of racer. Plenty of those around I suppose.
gustavoyaraujo 8 December 2018 at 6:38 pm UTC
All of us love Feral Interactive with their efforts to bring big titles to Linux, but they should start porting more popular games.
TimeFreeze 8 December 2018 at 7:22 pm UTC
Every port is a good port but...i rather want Hitman 2.
massatt212 8 December 2018 at 8:55 pm UTC
another game some of us dont play
and then it back to total warhammer lol and all those strat games
mirv 8 December 2018 at 9:02 pm UTC
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massatt212another game some of us dont play
and then it back to total warhammer lol and all those strat games

And some do play the game. Actually, having racing games would make a GNU/Linux system that much more attractive to quite a few of my friends. Just because you don't want this game doesn't mean all gamers with a GNU/Linux system share that opinion.
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