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Feral Interactive are teasing something for Linux next week

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Update: Total War: THREE KINGDOMS is now announced, we're unsure if it's related to this but still worth noting.

As if we haven't had enough teasers from Feral Interactive already, they're at it again today so what do we think is going on?

Writing on Twitter and Facebook, they simply said this:

macOS and Linux fans, hold on to your novelty video game-themed baseball caps. Big things are happening. Let’s meet back here, this time next week, and reflect on it all...

While including a lovely picture of a big cat (like their logo) and that's all that was said.

I'm going to assume this is either a game about to be released or they're going to reveal the actual games they've been teasing lately. We know they're porting Total War: WARHAMMER II but there's two other Linux ports they've teased. They seem to be moving a bit quicker with things lately, especially since they only released Life is Strange: Before the Storm for Linux two weeks ago.

The other two teasers currently on their port radar (as a reminder) are these two:

While they've often done teasers for new games, teasing something so vague like this on their social networks telling us to stick around is certainly new. I'm not sure I can handle all this excitement! What do we all think this is then?

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TemplarGR 27 September 2018 at 12:28 pm UTC
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TemplarGRThis is so stupid... Just reveal it already. Or don't talk about it at all until the games are released and we can buy them. What is the point of polluting our social media with vague stuff with no solid info?

I believe the answer is simple: it's not pollution and it generates engagement with the community.

What "engagement with the community"? Care to elaborate? All they are doing is telling us "hey we might be working in some new games, we won't tell though". That's it.

Well no shit Sherlock, it is quite obvious they would work on more ports, or else they would close the company...

There is no "engagement with the community" here. If "the community" asks about the games, they will learn nothing. There is nothing there.

The hillarious part is when next weak they will announce Total War Warhammer II and Life is Strange 2, games we already know they are working on, and they will reveal to everyone they were wasting our time...
the_thor 27 September 2018 at 12:32 pm UTC
Suspect that it's something baseball-related, but here's hoping for a Shadow and something #notIndianaJones
Eike 27 September 2018 at 12:40 pm UTC
TemplarGRSo let me get this straight: Just because social media are already a putrid sea of toxic waste, we should add more on top of it?

These announcements are wasted energy and just NOISE. They don't increase Feral sales, they don't help Linux gaming, they do nothing but generate useless internet traffic and waste everyone's time.

I don't agree with the effects you're (not) expecting, but that aside: Why do you spend more time with it than that needed to find out it's a news you don't care about (which should be a single-digit amount of seconds)?
liamdawe 27 September 2018 at 12:41 pm UTC
TemplarGR
bgh251f2
TemplarGRThis is so stupid... Just reveal it already. Or don't talk about it at all until the games are released and we can buy them. What is the point of polluting our social media with vague stuff with no solid info?

I believe the answer is simple: it's not pollution and it generates engagement with the community.

What "engagement with the community"? Care to elaborate? All they are doing is telling us "hey we might be working in some new games, we won't tell though". That's it.

Well no shit Sherlock, it is quite obvious they would work on more ports, or else they would close the company...

There is no "engagement with the community" here. If "the community" asks about the games, they will learn nothing. There is nothing there.

The hillarious part is when next weak they will announce Total War Warhammer II and Life is Strange 2, games we already know they are working on, and they will reveal to everyone they were wasting our time...
Hey guys, i found the most boring member of the entire Linux gaming community. Captain Killjoy!
poke86 27 September 2018 at 12:52 pm UTC
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Gonza565Maybe they've been bought by Valve

That would actually make a little bit of sense. Having a dedicated porting studio would help Steam Machines compete with consoles. Not to mention Feral has a pretty big catalog of Mac-only old games that could end up on Linux too (Arkham, Tomb Raider, LEGO...)
x_wing 27 September 2018 at 12:54 pm UTC
TemplarGRThere is no "engagement with the community" here. If "the community" asks about the games, they will learn nothing. There is nothing there.

The hillarious part is when next weak they will announce Total War Warhammer II and Life is Strange 2, games we already know they are working on, and they will reveal to everyone they were wasting our time...

I remember that, in the past, Feral used to ask their followers on facebook about what title they would like to get in the future. That strategy wasn't bad, but it didn't give as many answers as they get with this mystery game (in fact, can't remember when was the last time the did this question on facebook).

Like it or not, they get a lot of feedback & free publicity with this strategy. Don't know why you feel so annoyed by this. As others already told you, you can just avoid getting in to Feral teasing news (maybe Liam can add a tag in the article title like: "[mystery warning]" ).


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tuubi 27 September 2018 at 12:57 pm UTC
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TemplarGR
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TemplarGRpolluting our social media
How dare they put something of little informational value in our putrid sea of toxic waste!

So let me get this straight: Just because social media are already a putrid sea of toxic waste, we should add more on top of it?
A bit of marketing is like a drop in the ocean: It simply doesn't make a difference.

TemplarGRThese announcements are wasted energy and just NOISE. They don't increase Feral sales, they don't help Linux gaming, they do nothing but generate useless internet traffic and waste everyone's time.
I believe the contrary statements in this single thread debunk your theory. Some people obviously enjoy these messages, which means it's not a waste of their time.
serge 27 September 2018 at 1:18 pm UTC
It will be a big thing if they are partnering with 2K or another big name, and release all of their futur titles.

Otherwise if they are just announcing a new title, it just will be a normal thing, a cool thing anyway.
Lakorta 27 September 2018 at 1:21 pm UTC
They will port all games of any publisher that allows them do to so at once using winelib+dxvk
Expalphalog 27 September 2018 at 1:23 pm UTC
"I Ran" came on the radio yesterday. I spent the entire time analyzing the lyrics for clues. I got nothing.
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