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Hard Reset Redux is not coming to Linux despite appearing in SteamDB

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Here's a reason I usually tell you not to take SteamDB entries as confirmation of a Linux version. The Hard Reset Redux developers have stated it is not coming to Linux as it hasn't been popular enough for a port.

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QuoteI'm not aware of any plans to port HR to Steam. HR isn't popular enough to justify the Linux port.


A shame, but not everything works out in our favour.

Nothing to see here, move along, move along.
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loggfreak 31 July 2016 at 10:39 am UTC
"A shame, but nothing everything works out in our favour."
should be not everything
liamdawe 31 July 2016 at 10:40 am UTC
loggfreak"A shame, but nothing everything works out in our favour."
should be not everything
Woops, cheers.
wolfyrion 31 July 2016 at 11:05 am UTC
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"HR isn't popular enough to justify the Linux port"

Thats not the way how marketing works and is totally wrong for the developers to thing like that!

The game isnt very popular but Linux/Mac gamers actually want to play new games, so by releasing your game on both mac and Linux you have like 3m extra clients to try your new product.
I am not saying that you will sell 3m copies but you will get a lot of benefits as a developer doing that ports.

Hard Reset Redux it costs 3$ if you are a previous owner of Hard Reset

According to the charts
http://steamcharts.com/app/407810

16
playing 37 min ago
32
24-hour peak
481
all-time peak
Feist 31 July 2016 at 11:41 am UTC
Pretty sad! This title was quite high on my "most-wanted" list.

I too feel that the reasoning about "popularity=porting" seems kind of weird. On windows, this is a small fps title that competes with the recently released "Doom" and many other similar high profile fps games. On linux this would be a high profile singleplayer fps in itself and would recieve much more attention by gamers. It wouldn´t have much more actual competition than the "Half-Life" and the "Metro" games (that surely every single linux-gamer must have played through)


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Linas 31 July 2016 at 11:50 am UTC
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wolfyrion"HR isn't popular enough to justify the Linux port"

Thats not the way how marketing works and is totally wrong for the developers to think like that!

Exactly. One can easily say that it is not popular enough for a redux version either. But that is exactly why it makes sense to reach out to new markets that are not yet saturated. Like Linux gaming.

Anyway, I certainly hope that somebody in the company does have plans for the Linux version or that they will change their mind. I love FPS games and this would be an instant buy for me.
HadBabits 31 July 2016 at 12:07 pm UTC
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I suppose they could've meant they aren't making enough to make/support other ports. Not great, but at least the reasoning is "Game X not popular enough to support linux", and not the other way 'round for once
meggerman 31 July 2016 at 12:57 pm UTC
wolfyrion"HR isn't popular enough to justify the Linux port"

Thats not the way how marketing works and is totally wrong for the developers to thing like that!

They are Devs not marketeers, that's why companies have marketing employees and end up selling a whole lot more.


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pb 31 July 2016 at 1:25 pm UTC
HadBabitsat least the reasoning is "Game X not popular enough to support linux", and not the other way 'round for once

Coming up next: "our game is pretty bad, you don't really want it on your superb system". ;-)
Cybolic 31 July 2016 at 1:59 pm UTC
I was looking forward to getting this to fill the void left by not having D44M coming to Linux
WorMzy 31 July 2016 at 2:03 pm UTC
Oh well, other companies want my money, so they're the ones who will get it.
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