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Insurgency: Sandstorm should still release for Linux this year

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Now that the fantastic looking FPS game Insurgency: Sandstorm is out for Windows, I've seen a few people worried about the status of a Linux version. I spoke to New World Interactive to clear up the situation.

The worry, seems to be how they've adjusted their wording about future platforms for the game. They previously noted in December last year that a Linux version would be coming "post-release", however their recent wording has changed to talk about consoles and how they will "explore additional platforms in the future".

After speaking with New World Interactive, they were rather clear on it. Here's what they told me today:

Don't worry! We are are hoping to bring Insurgency: Sandstorm to Linux this year. It is something we're still working on, so we haven't announced a specific release date just yet.

So it's coming and hasn't been dropped, don't fret.

Personally, I'm very much looking forward to it. I enjoyed the previous Insurgency game and this looks like a great evolution. Take a look:

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buenaventura 24 January 2019 at 11:04 am UTC
Aaaah it's good that it's coming, but damn I was so looking forward to this I was hoping already Q1 or something T___T I hope it turns out they just need to press a button and VOILA, it works, they havent used any weird middleware or anything. EAC plz be kind.
hardpenguin 24 January 2019 at 11:23 am UTC
Best FPS game series ever made. It is ok. I can wait
Tuxee 24 January 2019 at 11:47 am UTC
Well...

QuoteWe are are hoping to bring Insurgency: Sandstorm to Linux this year.
(stress by me)

A statement like this in January is not exactly inspiring for Linux gamers.
GorillaTV 24 January 2019 at 2:48 pm UTC
To be honest i bought the game because they said its going to have Linux support and its launchable with SteamPlay the only thing that isn't currently working is the EAC. So if they are going to use the same version as Paladins then we as linux users should be able to play this game.
Beamboom 24 January 2019 at 3:05 pm UTC
TuxeeWell...

QuoteWe are are hoping to bring Insurgency: Sandstorm to Linux this year.
(stress by me)

A statement like this in January is not exactly inspiring for Linux gamers.

I was about to post something along the same lines. A "hope" is not a confirmation - we can all hope. Plenty of things, actually.

It does however confirm that they've not ruled out Linux. We're still on their todo-list. But yeah... Absolutely no guarantees found in that quote at all.
pete910 24 January 2019 at 3:40 pm UTC
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I'll not hold my breath.

may just refund it tbh
Doc Angelo 24 January 2019 at 4:57 pm UTC
The game seems to be quite good, but this is nothing to be happy about as a Linux gamer, especially if you bought it because of the statements that were made before. I'm not sure why this is portrayed as something positive. It's the typical "not yet, but maybe later" game. Especially if the entity who is doing it "hopes" it will come, it's a pretty negative sign. What are they hoping for? Does that mean they are not in control of it? Maybe just unfortunate wording? Or not?

"It's coming" isn't what I see in their words.
iiari 24 January 2019 at 4:59 pm UTC
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Doc AngeloThe game seems to be quite good, but this is nothing to be happy about as a Linux gamer, especially if you bought it because of the statements that were made before. I'm not sure why this is portrayed as something positive. It's the typical "not yet, but maybe later" game. Especially if the entity who is doing it "hopes" it will come, it's a pretty negative sign. What are they hoping for? Does that mean they are not in control of it? Maybe just unfortunate wording? Or not?

"It's coming" isn't what I see in their words.
I agree, not super encouraging, which is a shame as it's one my most anticipated titles of this year. The Windows version has gotten excellent reviews... Hopefully they firm our Linux situation up a bit more...


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DoctorJunglist 24 January 2019 at 5:29 pm UTC
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Doc AngeloThe game seems to be quite good, but this is nothing to be happy about as a Linux gamer, especially if you bought it because of the statements that were made before. I'm not sure why this is portrayed as something positive. It's the typical "not yet, but maybe later" game. Especially if the entity who is doing it "hopes" it will come, it's a pretty negative sign. What are they hoping for? Does that mean they are not in control of it? Maybe just unfortunate wording? Or not?

"It's coming" isn't what I see in their words.
I'd agree if it were some other devs, and it was their first Linux game, but NWI released both Insurgency and Day of Infamy for Linux, so I wouldn't read it same as you did.

To me it reads more like - we're hoping we'll be able to release it this year (as in opposed to the next year).

It's just that NWI has a lot of thing on the roadmap for this game, and they're not sure if they'll manage to release it this year, but they're hoping they will.
Doc Angelo 24 January 2019 at 6:21 pm UTC
Insurgency 1 and Day of Infamy were done with the Source Engine (the engine from Valve). The new game is done with Unreal Engine.
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