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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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jens 15 November 2018 at 10:41 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.

Yeah, that's a valid thought. Let's hope the future turns out in favor of Linux.
I remember OS/2 Warp too, I experienced there for the first time that you could do two things at the same time on a computer. In my case creating archives in one window and already copying the first part onto a floppy ;).


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pb 15 November 2018 at 11:08 pm UTC
The big differences between OS/2 and Linux are that OS/2 was closed source, developed by one company and cost money. So of course it was doomed in the long run once Windows started being preinstalled on new computers. Hardly anyone would wipe a preinstalled commercial system to buy and install another commercial system, but for most people it's not a problem to ditch Windows (which they got "for free" anyway) and install Linux, or at least install it alongside Windows "just in case" and then never boot the doze again.


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Comandante Ñoñardo 16 November 2018 at 12:19 am UTC
Considering that a windows game purchased on the Steam Linux client and played via Proton counts as a Linux sale, I wonder if Feral is getting their cut right now for Life is Strange 2 running on Proton, just because they have the publishing rights for Linux.
robvv 16 November 2018 at 12:29 am UTC
No more Warhammer please!
Comandante Ñoñardo 16 November 2018 at 12:50 am UTC
robvvNo more Warhammer please!
And If it is Warhammer 40000 Space Marine?
benjamimgois 16 November 2018 at 1:27 am UTC
Please feral, we love your work ! but no more warhammer and tomb raider games ! give us something fresh
vette454 16 November 2018 at 2:02 am UTC
It would be awesome to see like overwatch, black ops 4, rainbow six siege or battlefield v become officially supported on Linux. We need a killer shooter with native support that doesn’t require us to have to use windows to play.
x_wing 16 November 2018 at 2:41 am UTC
Comandante ÑoñardoConsidering that a windows game purchased on the Steam Linux client and played via Proton counts as a Linux sale, I wonder if Feral is getting their cut right now for Life is Strange 2 running on Proton, just because they have the publishing rights for Linux.

Once they announce the port, they get a part (at least that's what Liam said once).
chancho_zombie 16 November 2018 at 2:43 am UTC
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g000h 16 November 2018 at 3:29 am UTC
I wonder if this means that the next time Feral announces a Requestinator then they might have another title sitting in the pipeline.

As much as the Feral Radar clue is looking 100% for SotTR - I still remember the time that it looked like another clue was 100% Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice.
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