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Klei Entertainment have now announced Griftlands, again (see here), although they hit the restart button on it and it's turned into a single-player deck building game where you negotiate, fight, steal or otherwise persuade others to get your way.

First up, the bad news: It's going to the Epic Games Store first. However, they replied to me on Twitter to confirm Linux will be supported and to point out their forum post with a lot more details. It will be on Epic's store for one year, with a launch in Early Access on Steam next June. At the bottom of the post, is this mention about Linux "We will be supporting PC during Alpha and Early Access. We will be adding OSX and Linux support in the future.".

Here's their announcement trailer:

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At least this time, they're giving a solid confirmation of Linux support. As when they originally announced it years ago, it wasn't too clear if it would be.

I love basically everything Klei make, this also looks awesome so I will be taking a look when it hits Steam since the Epic Store does not support Linux and has no current plan to.

If you're interested, their Steam page is up ready for a wishlist/follow.

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TobiSGD 13 June 2019 at 5:41 pm UTC
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subLot's of our heroes turn out to not care *that much* about Linux.

Not like you can blame them though of course. They have a business to run, regardless of how passionate they are about ideals. If I was put in the position of dropping 2-3% of my sales in order to instantly gain masses of capital? It's a no-brainer. People have families to feed, jobs to secure.
I think it is pretty short sighted. Sure, they get a bunch of money now, but they not only dropped Linux sales, but also the sales of Windows gamers that won't buy Epic exclusives and maybe even put the company on their blacklist of publishers not to buy games from. In the long run, this may amount to more losses than they gained with a one time payment from Epic.
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scaine
subLot's of our heroes turn out to not care *that much* about Linux.

Not like you can blame them though of course. They have a business to run, regardless of how passionate they are about ideals. If I was put in the position of dropping 2-3% of my sales in order to instantly gain masses of capital? It's a no-brainer. People have families to feed, jobs to secure.
I think it is pretty short sighted. Sure, they get a bunch of money now, but they not only dropped Linux sales, but also the sales of Windows gamers that won't buy Epic exclusives and maybe even put the company on their blacklist of publishers not to buy games from. In the long run, this may amount to more losses than they gained with a one time payment from Epic.

I think that's incredibly unlikely. Epic pay for the exclusive and also guarantee a minimum number of sales. Klei would have to work hard to lose anything by this. I think the numbers already show that not nearly enough people care about voting with their wallet. Coffee Stains latest game, Satisfactory sold half a million units already. Time will tell, I suppose.
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