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This is fantastic news, Life is Strange 2 is confirmed to be coming to Linux with the porting from Feral Interactive once again. This has replaced the "AURORA" teaser on their Port Radar.

From the press release just sent to us:

Feral Interactive today announced that Life is Strange 2, the next instalment in the much loved narrative adventure series, is coming to macOS and Linux in 2019. Originally developed by DONTNOD Entertainment and published by Square Enix on Windows and console, this is the much-anticipated sequel to 2015's BAFTA Award-winning Life is Strange.

After a tragic and mysterious incident in Seattle, brothers Sean and Daniel Diaz run away from home and head for Mexico. Life on the road is tough, and responsibility for his much younger brother soon brings Sean to the realisation that the decisions he makes on their journey south will impact their lives forever...

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Sadly though, we will have to wait until 2019. The most likely reason, is Feral waiting until the game is essentially finished with all episodes out. I can understand why this will be an issue for some, since you will miss out on the discourse and hype surrounding the release of each episode. Hopefully it will be as soon after the final episode's release as possible. I'm glad they're announcing this quite early though, hopefully it means more people will hold off on buying it to support their continued Linux ports. Given the quality of their ports and their top-notch support, I'm happy to hold off on a single-player game.

The news comes not long after Feral also confirmed Total War: THREE KINGDOMS. It seems like their previous teaser that mentioned Thursday this week, was simply about reflecting on these announcements.

Since Feral have confirmed multiple times they're happy for people to purchase a game once a port is announced (as long as you hold off to play it on Linux) you can find it on Humble Store and Steam.

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ageres 1 October 2018 at 12:10 pm UTC
rkfgLiS2 also has Denuvo so it's unlikely to work well if at all. Captain Spirit launches fine but crashes after a minute or so, it also has Denuvo and UE4.
Captain Spirit crashes with SteamPlay probably due to old Wine 3.7 in Proton. It works fine with the newest version of Wine.
callcifer 1 October 2018 at 12:19 pm UTC
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QuoteI can understand why this will be an issue for some, since you will miss out on the discourse and hype surrounding the release of each episode.

Unfortunately for Feral, this is exactly the case for me. For the first game, a significant part of my enjoyment was community discussion, guesswork and speculation after each episode. I'm not willing to give that up for idelogical reasons.

Oh well, maybe I can gift it to someone after the Linux version is launched.
Beamboom 1 October 2018 at 12:29 pm UTC
Ok, so several of you guys did crack this radar quiz - applause to those of you who solved it!
Arehandoro 1 October 2018 at 1:18 pm UTC
So I was right about my guess, probably the first, and probably last, time that something like this happens haha. Glad to see it will be ported. Happy to wait till 2019 to play it
afettouhi 1 October 2018 at 1:19 pm UTC
Great news. Anybody know if Feral have confirmed if they will port Captain Spirit since it ties into LiS2?
Erzfeind 1 October 2018 at 1:25 pm UTC
Hope they port Captain Spirit as well.
FredO 1 October 2018 at 2:27 pm UTC
Great News. About people playing this on Proton before the Linux release (Reports show it's Borked currently), I think Feral will get the money anyway, for 2 reasons:

1) If you buy a Windows only game and run it with Proton, it counts as a Linux sale - discussed here:
https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/some-thoughts-on-valves-new-steam-play-feature-and-what-it-means-for-linux-gaming.12412

2) From the time that Feral announce a game, they get included in Linux related sales - so it must include Proton.
archtoasty 1 October 2018 at 2:28 pm UTC
ErzfeindHope they port Captain Spirit as well.

LIS2 and Captain Spirit both work just fine with new wine, so Lutris winesteam works for both, But if you buy LIS2 now, and play it now they wont get any money for it. You will have to hold off on like they said here: https://www.reddit.com/r/linux_gaming/comments/9kf2wf/life_is_strange_2_is_coming_to_linux_in_2019/ You can still buy the game but not play it?
Kimyrielle 1 October 2018 at 2:36 pm UTC
I will probably buy this game when the Feral port is out. A part of me is sad that they didn't write another great story featuring a female lead character (DotNod was one of the very first studios that got a reputation for writing great female characters, and I was sort of assuming they would stick to what they started), but the two brothers seem to be interesting enough.
archtoasty 1 October 2018 at 2:55 pm UTC
FredOGreat News. About people playing this on Proton before the Linux release (Reports show it's Borked currently), I think Feral will get the money anyway, for 2 reasons:

1) If you buy a Windows only game and run it with Proton, it counts as a Linux sale - discussed here:
https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/some-thoughts-on-valves-new-steam-play-feature-and-what-it-means-for-linux-gaming.12412

2) From the time that Feral announce a game, they get included in Linux related sales - so it must include Proton.

Although #1 is true, Feral has said more recently that they won't get the money if you play it before it is released for Linux. Unfortunately the Denuvo Drm prevents it from working with proton atm so if you buy it and play it now they won't get the money, Check out the link in my other post.
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