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Kingdom Come: Deliverance may not come to Linux at all, more bad news

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Previously, Kingdom Come: Deliverance [Official Site, Kickstarter] had an update where the developers said they weren't aiming for a same-day release for Linux. Now, they said to me directly the Linux version may not happen at all.

I was sent an email by a GOL supporter, who shared the response he got from Warhorse Studios:
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I then contacted them myself, and I spoke to a completely different person who gave a very similar answer:
QuoteGreetings,

I can confirm that there won't be a Linux version on release date. I can confirm that we keep the Linux version in mind and would like to realize it in future, however we can't promise that this ever will happen.

Sincerely,

Tobias Stolz-Zwilling
PR Manager
Warhorse Studios
@T0_8I


I asked if they thought that made their Kickstarter update note poorly worded and they don't agree:
QuoteNo I don't think that. It means exactly what I said.

Sincerely,

Tobias Stolz-Zwilling
PR Manager
Warhorse Studios
@T0_8I

I will have to completely disagree there.

Essentially, the Linux version of Kingdom Come: Deliverance that was promised during the Kickstarter may not come to Linux at all.

This makes their wording in their Kickstarter update pretty poor. There's a big difference between no launch support and not being sure if you're even doing a Linux version any more.

If you funded it for a Linux version, go get a refund right now. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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Kyrottimus 10 December 2016 at 3:12 pm UTC
For those interested, regarding my posts above, I started something here.
psycho_driver 10 December 2016 at 10:08 pm UTC
Meh.
Expalphalog 10 December 2016 at 10:11 pm UTC
redshiftBecause you're not buying anything.

I'm aware of that, but it's not really a valid reason. Crowd funding is not "buying" but it legally could (and should) be considered "investing" and there are a hell of a lot of laws already on the books that make it illegal to intentionally mislead investors.

I realize that these companies protect themselves by calling what they are asking for "donations" but I really think that, if challenged, the law would agree that since future goods are being promised in the form of backer rewards, that "investment" is a more proper term.
STiAT 12 December 2016 at 11:54 am UTC
ShmerlNow this: http://www.kitguru.net/gaming/matthew-wilson/source-crytek-is-sinking-wages-are-unpaid-talent-leaving-on-a-daily-basis/

Holy, this won't help. And it explains a lot, especially for people moving from CryTek to Star Citizen - who have a full license and have their own version of the CryEngine (and are based in Frankfurt with one of their offices).

It won't really help us for quite some games if the linux talent leaves CryTek - which is very likely), and if the company goes bankrupt.

That said. All the best to the developers / staff / talent of CryTek. I can understand that people are leaving when being unpaid, especially when there are other jobs to get in the industry.
edo 12 December 2016 at 12:25 pm UTC
makes sense, they have to focus first on the quality
STiAT 12 December 2016 at 12:39 pm UTC
edomakes sense, they have to focus first on the quality

First of all they shouldn't have sold the IPs for very good games as FarCry which they could have made a sequel of. Don't even want to know what FarCry by now has played into the cash boxes of Ubisoft.

Secondly, the full bet on free-to-play titles was a unnecessary high risk they took in combination with the fast expansion of the company. If they don't shut down, they'll have to resize considerably and sell some studios.

700 people with the last "okay" title released being Ryse in 2013 which was paid by Microsoft and Crysis 3 paid by EA is nothing a company can take on the long run.


Last edited by STiAT at 12 December 2016 at 12:43 pm UTC
libgradev 12 December 2016 at 9:19 pm UTC
ShmerlNow this: http://www.kitguru.net/gaming/matthew-wilson/source-crytek-is-sinking-wages-are-unpaid-talent-leaving-on-a-daily-basis/

Crumbs Shmerl - got myself a stiff drink to read that one...

Guess we know now why Homefront hasn't made an appearance!
razing32 13 December 2016 at 7:05 am UTC
adolson 13 December 2016 at 11:06 pm UTC
Got a refund a few months back, the last time this came up. I'll buy it IF they release it for Linux, but I'm not holding my breath. I'm done with Kickstarting games, too. Too much of this has ruined it for me. I'm done.
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