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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.

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cdnr1 12 July 2018 at 10:30 am UTC
nice love those games
hateball 12 July 2018 at 11:25 am UTC
This sounds like good news to me!
cprn 12 July 2018 at 11:28 am UTC
Already got Desperados. Waiting for Commandos.
x_wing 12 July 2018 at 12:04 pm UTC
Wow, childhood coming back. Will be really nice to get Commandos in our platform.
Keyrock 12 July 2018 at 12:05 pm UTC
Kalypso have been rather Linux friendly as of late, so this bodes well for us.
Nevertheless 12 July 2018 at 1:17 pm UTC
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They told me this on Twitter:

"Wir diskutieren Linux grundsätzlich als Option - wir steigen hier aber grade mal erst in die Planung ein, dauert also noch, bis wir dazu irgendetwas sagen können."

which translates to:

"We are always discussing Linux as an option - but we're just starting planning here, so it will take a while until we can say something about it."
Arehandoro 12 July 2018 at 2:56 pm UTC
This is great news. Kind of a pain to play the originals nowadays.

Looking forward to see more and hopefully Linux confirmation
pb 12 July 2018 at 3:25 pm UTC
Nice timing, I was just wondering if Commandos get ported to Linux, as I was purchasing the freshly ported Desperados. :-)
Shmerl 12 July 2018 at 3:36 pm UTC
Nice, as long as they'll release their games on GOG. Vikings: Wolves of Midgard never made it there.
mylka 12 July 2018 at 4:08 pm UTC
i just bought desperados, but i will buy commandos too if its for linux
only Robin Hood: The Legend of Sherwood left i guess and we have all realtime tactics like this on linux
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