Kalypso Media now officially own the rights to the Commandos IP which could mean good things for Linux gamers.
Kalypso Media have been pretty good to Linux gamers in recent years, with them publishing Linux titles like Sudden Strike 4, Railway Empire, Dungeons 3, Tropico 6 (coming soon) and plenty more.
In the press email they sent out, Simon Hellwig, founder and Global Managing Director of the Kalypso Media Group said this:
We have great respect for what the Pyro Studios team have accomplished and created throughout the history of the studio. Therefore, we see it as our responsibility to want to revive and further develop these beloved games for the fans around the world. Of course, this will include the development of a completely new games for all platforms, but also an extensive adaptation of the existing titles for contemporary technologies and platforms. We’re incredibly excited about the opportunities, and will begin speaking to potential development studios in the near future.
Given their wording, it sounds like we might see classics updated to support Linux along with the new game they're working on.
WIll keep an eye on it and let you know of any further developments towards Linux support. As someone who spent hours playing the original Commandos, having it updated with Linux support would be pretty incredible. Stranger things have happened, so it's certainly possible.