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Feral Interactive are teasing a new Linux port, time to start guessing

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If it wasn't enough that Feral Interactive are porting Life is Strange 2, Total War: WARHAMMER II and Total War: THREE KINGDOMS to Linux they're also teasing another new Linux port. They also only asked a few days ago to send port requests to them so they're really quite busy for us lately.

Popping up on their port teaser radar today was this "CRYPTIC OBSCURITY":

It's currently sat in the "Quite Soon" part of their radar, not that it really means all that much as it's very ambiguous but it is always a good bit of fun. I've said before how I hoped they would start announcing things sooner, looks like they're going to do so since they've announced multiple titles only in the last few months and now we're here again.

I honestly can't imagine what Linux gaming would be like without the titles Feral has ported, hope to see this continue for many years to come.

So grab your thinking caps, brew up something tasty and start your guessing.

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thelimeydragon 15 November 2018 at 8:37 pm UTC
The picture is of petroglyphs of Pusharo which are in Peru.

and as other's have said.. it's highly likely to be Shadow of the Tomb Raider. As that has a Peruvian jungle in it.
donbastiano 15 November 2018 at 8:57 pm UTC
KimyrielleIn a world where 100% of all Windows games would run in Proton in a way that's 100% indistinguishable from running it in Windows...why would it still matter if the port is native?

Because that's what Valve wants to do.
I installed Proton for some test but I'm not very comfortable/confident with Microsoft things, like dll and Directx, on my pc, I think I will remove it at all in short time. Having a native port feels just right
Hope to buy SoTR soon on Linux but probably, sorry, on the first sale...


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TheRiddick 15 November 2018 at 9:04 pm UTC
Early release of Cyberpunk 2077 for Linux only! YES, finally!!!

If CDPR did that we probably have rioting in the streets! lol


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jens 15 November 2018 at 9:10 pm UTC
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"Shadow of the Tomb Raider" would be wonderful and a first day purchase from me. Assuming that the picture represents the Nazca lines in Peru, SotTR would actually fit.

GuestNo matter how good Proton becomes, or how many games it enables for Windows, I just can't kill that nagging feeling that it will be a story of "winning the battle but losing the war".

In my opinion it's the other way around. Linux is loosing some native games in the sort term due to Proton. But in the end Proton may help to substantially increase Linux market share and visibility to reach a point where Linux will be considered earlier in the gaming development process. This may lead to more native games in the end.


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wvstolzing 15 November 2018 at 9:14 pm UTC
jensBut in the end Proton may help to substantially increase Linux market share and visibility to reach a point where Linux will be considered earlier in the gaming development process. This may lead to more native games in the end.

Wine contributes to making people less dependent on windows licenses; that can only help Linux adoption in the long run.
jens 15 November 2018 at 9:18 pm UTC
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jensBut in the end Proton may help to substantially increase Linux market share and visibility to reach a point where Linux will be considered earlier in the gaming development process. This may lead to more native games in the end.

Wine contributes to making people less dependent on windows licenses; that can only help Linux adoption in the long run.

Yes, sure. Though with gaming, Proton counts as Linux, Steam in Wine counts as Windows.


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TheRiddick 15 November 2018 at 9:22 pm UTC
Proton is great but it starts becoming less attractive as you scale up resolution, perfect for 1080p and 1440p but to run 4k decently you need 2080TI which is in fantasyland with the inflated price tag.

It's a option between 40-45fps under Proton, or 60-65 fps under Windows, it's just unfortunate. I can't stand sub 50fps on average.
Feist 15 November 2018 at 9:49 pm UTC
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jensIn my opinion it's the other way around. Linux is loosing some native games in the sort term due to Proton. But in the end Proton may help to substantially increase Linux market share and visibility to reach a point where Linux will be considered earlier in the gaming development process. This may lead to more native games in the end.
Hopefully it goes that way. My pessimism is from actually being around in the OS/2 and DOS era, and watching OS/2 disappear when it basically became redundant once it was DOS/Windows compatible. Developers saw that they could just develop for Windows and not worry about OS/2, as it was compatible. We all know how that one ended.

So I see some dangerous parallels here. But maybe I am just being overly pessimistic. If you're into computers for long enough, you begin to see history repeat itself. Just gives me an uneasy feeling.

Anyway, enough of a distraction from this thread. I hope (and expect) this to be Shadow of the Tomb Raider, which will be a day-1 buy for me. I won't buy the Windows version for exactly the reasons stated above.

I've thought quite a bit about that parallel, ever since "Proton" first was announced. (I think I used OS/2 Warp for about a year, it came preinstalled on a laptop) It has kept me (still keeps me) feeling rather ambivalent about the whole project. I just hope the situations then and now are far to different, for there to be any risk of a similar outcome.


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Arranmc182 15 November 2018 at 10:00 pm UTC
somebody1121Shadow of the tomb raider?
Exactly what I was thinking the same considering they have ported the last two Tomb Raider titles to Linux, I would be all over this if it comes to Linux.
qptain Nemo 15 November 2018 at 10:00 pm UTC
GuestQUESTION: Assuming it is Shadow of the Tomb Raider, what's going to happen when the Feral version finds my Proton version already tending the penguin egg?
A regular update that overwrites the existing content as necessary? It works that way with Proton replacing native versions, I'd imagine it works that way in the other direction. Might involve full redownload if the depots aren't set up to reuse the same data.
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