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Looks Like Mad Max Won't Come To SteamOS & Linux

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It's a shame, but it certainly looks like Mad Max isn't actually coming out for SteamOS & Linux. We covered it initially thanks to being told about the press release, but nothing since then. The developers have been utterly silent on it, which is quite annoying. It's one thing to announce something and publicly state it's no longer happening, but to be totally silent on it is just weird.

It's highly probable having SteamOS in the press release was an "accident", but it's also likely it was planned and silently dropped.

The sad thing is, the Steam forum post asking about it has now been locked after it was totally derailed. In part this was thanks to the moderator "Laptop65" who also moderates a number of other Steam forums, and he's quite anti-Linux. I won't link to it directly, as I don't want to start a witch hunt.

Time to move on, and carry on supporting the developers that bring us lovely games. People keep tweeting and emailing in asking about it, so I'm telling you now: move on.
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TobiSGD 17 November 2015 at 10:45 pm UTC
Sad news, I would have liked to play that.

On a different topic: Do you have any contacts to Codemasters? I just got a Steam key for Dirt Rally and would like to know if a SteamOS/Linux version is planned, not that unlikely since DiRT Showdown has a Linux version.


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Luke_Nukem 17 November 2015 at 10:45 pm UTC
I suppose he is anti-linux because he can't adjust his small mind to change.
And also a little surprising that he is a moderator with that attitude considering the big push by Valve for Linux support.
BillNyeTheBlackGuy 17 November 2015 at 10:51 pm UTC
I won't believe anything until I hear an official source. A bias moderator doesn't count.
liberodark 17 November 2015 at 11:25 pm UTC
I am very sad and disappointed at the news.
The moderator is an asshole sorry to say so, but that's how I perceived it in previous posts.
scaine 17 November 2015 at 11:31 pm UTC
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The mod involved is incredibly hard work. He's not an official source, but as pointed out the article, if the devs actually had news regarding SteamOS, they would have shared it by now. I've spent a small fortune in games over the past 5 weeks or so and had to forgo plenty of excellent material in the process.

This is their loss, not ours.
RaymondTerrific 17 November 2015 at 11:52 pm UTC
Quote" Just because Valve say Linux is all high and mighty doesn't mean everyone will agree with them. " -Laptop65


QuoteOriginally posted by sudo:
For gaming. It's nearly unusable for work.



"Microsoft Office works fine? Unless you use something else." -Laptop65


Apparently this guy also thinks work is only done with Office.
Nyamiou 18 November 2015 at 12:39 am UTC
I did a little research and this guy is neither an employee of Warner Bros nor Avalanche Studios, he is a subcontractor and so he doesn't know anything more than us.

Proofs :
- http://steamcommunity.com/app/208650/discussions/0/490124466455262544/
- https://steamcommunity.com/app/208650/discussions/0/490124466456174708/

Laptop65I'm a mod for Warner Brothers, not Steam (although I do help out many game companies on here, WB is just one of them).
Yorick a developer of Batman Arkham KnightLaptop is a steam moderator who is in contact with me. He is however, not an official WB employee.

Myself, WBElderPliny, and RocksteadyGaz are employees of WB.

We are here, but Laptop is also helping us browse and report on the status and pass along feedback.

I ask that you all treat him with the respect he deserves; he is helping make the community a viable resource for as wide of audience of PC players as possible.

But since SteamOS have been removed of the original press release I think he is probably right, the game will not come to SteamOS.


Last edited by Nyamiou at 18 November 2015 at 12:51 am UTC
Nyamiou 18 November 2015 at 12:43 am UTC
RaymondTerrific Apparently this guy also thinks work is only done with Office.
Should I add that this guy is also Moderator on this website (prepare to laugh) :

http://www.iobit.com/en/index.php

Proof : http://forums.iobit.com/forum/general-forums/news-offers/11616-iobit-game-booster-3-final-is-released
Segata Sanshiro 18 November 2015 at 1:02 am UTC
I can't remember what other game forum that guy was moderating but remember him being really sarcastic and snarky to everyone. To be fair though, if I had to moderate forums for a living then I would also lose the will to live.
BdMdesigN 18 November 2015 at 1:49 am UTC
Hu, Looooooooool.

The next Linux Thread are closed? Loooool.

One could report laptop once to Steam/Valve, as he did not represent Valves Intressen and is not neutrality maintains that should however have a moderator.


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