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Updated: We asked them about it, and they simply linked us to their previous update on it with a "more info soon" message.

@gamingonlinux This is an update posted on our forums http://t.co/xtB9ZYNsll - we will have more information soon and will share it asap.

— Larian Studios (@larianstudios) May 6, 2015



Update 2: Someone involved with Larian took to reddit anonymously to mention a few things. Linking to our comment here in case it is later removed.

Update 3: The comments on reddit from the Larian employee have been deleted, but they did include such things like:
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The plot thickens.

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I imagine this is going to upset a lot of people waiting on the promised port of Divinity: Original Sin. Larian Studios are working on a new game.

The saga of waiting for some games on Linux seems like it will never end, and the latest possible casualty might be Divinity: Original Sin.

Back in March of this year, they did detail why it was taking so long to port, and they were supposed to be working on a big new update which needed their focus, but it seems they have also been working on a new game that will be shown off at E3 this year.

We haven’t heard from them since that post on their forum, and with a new game being worked on with a Publisher it’s quite hard to imagine them diverting resources back to giving Divinity that promised Linux version.

It’s a nice reminder to not back things on Kickstarter to save some heartache. I imagine people are getting a little annoyed after nearly a year of waiting.

What say you?

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FergleFergleson 5 May, 2015
Starting to feel like we need a "shame list" of the developers/publishers that have made Linux promises and then backed out. Especially for those that took kickstarter/early-access-type dollars and then failed to deliver.
DrMcCoy 5 May, 2015
To be fair, studios can often very productively work on multiple games that are in different stages.

Still... I'm quite frustrated with Larian Studios. :/
Liam Dawe 5 May, 2015
Quoting: DrMcCoyTo be fair, studios can often very productively work on multiple games that are in different stages.

Still... I'm quite frustrated with Larian Studios. :/

Of course, but Larian isn't a massive studio, and they were struggling to get a Linux version out as it was. Now they have a new project with a Publisher so it doesn't look healthy for us, I sure hope they deliver on their promise.

Edit: I've reached out to them on twitter to see if they have any update.
ricki42 5 May, 2015
Disappointing, was looking forward to this.
BillNyeTheBlackGuy 5 May, 2015
I don't really see the problem. They said the Linux programming they're putting in their update will help their newer games come to linux. I rather the work on the whole Engine for linux support down the line instead of just releasing a shoddy Linux port as fast as possible

Companies like Larian are still new to Linux. Give them time, and go play other isometic RPGs liike Wasteland2 or Pillars of Eternity.
rustybroomhandle 5 May, 2015
Geez man, don't frame it like some kind of grand scandal that they are working their next game. :/

They are working on a new game, using the same engine. The engine porting is what's being worked on for Linux. Them working on a separate game does not get in the way of the porting. Yes, it's taking a long time, but as it has been said - they are new to this, and having a more portable engine will help future ports.
Liam Dawe 5 May, 2015
I won't defend a developer who promises, promises, promises and....nothing happens. If they eventually bring it to Linux then great for the people who helped them so long ago.

I think it's really bad to keep people waiting who funded them.
sub 5 May, 2015
Quoting: liamdaweI won't defend a developer who promises, promises, promises and....nothing happens. If they eventually bring it to Linux then great for the people who helped them so long ago.

I think it's really bad to keep people waiting who funded them.

Exactly this.

This is bad. Really bad.
rustybroomhandle 5 May, 2015
So, are the game designers, writers, artists, etc. all supposed to jump in and help finish the Linux port? No, they carry on with the next project.
edqe 5 May, 2015
Quoting: liamdaweI won't defend a developer who promises, promises, promises and....nothing happens.
We don't know details. All we can do is trust that they are doing progress. The issues must be huge since they have still not released the game. Of course every game company would release the game if it would be possible.

Quoting: liamdaweI think it's really bad to keep people waiting who funded them.
You make it sound like they do it for fun. But what if the game for example segfaults on launch, what can they do? Release it?
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