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Valve has announced a Steam sale simply titled ”STEAMOS SALE” with interesting games that are already available and games that they claim are heading over to the platform. The list seems to include some quite big titles too!

A big part of the games featured on the sale are titles that are already on Linux, such as the Aspyr ports Borderlands 2 and Civilization V and indies like Ziggurat and Kerbal Space Program, but as much as we love those games the announcement has something even bigger. Games that apparently are getting ported but have so far been unannounced.

Torchlight II is now officially available, so go check it out. It seems they waited for this big announcement to make a real splash!

Now, before I set out to list these games, I'd like to remind all of you not to blindly buy the games mentioned. I know, I know, it seems very official and all, but we haven't heard anything from some of these titles, so be careful. We are trying to reach out to everyone we know for confirmation.
However, they have massive "Coming to SteamOS" banners on the Steam homepage, so it's extremely exciting.

Okay, now that we have the disclaimers out of the way it's time to blow your minds.

The sales page promises titles such as

- Shadow of Mordor
- Payday 2
- Batman: Arkham Knight
- Saints Row IV
- Company of Heroes 2
- Magicka 2
- Total War: Rome II
- The Witcher III
- GRID Autosport
- Total War: Attila
- Evolve - (listed here: http://store.steampowered.com/universe/games/)

All will be heading to SteamOS/Linux.

Shadow of Mordor is officially confirmed, and is being ported by Feral Interactive. Feral have stated to us officially that it will release “this spring”, and they have publicly announced it on twitter now too:

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is coming to Linux this Spring. View the trailer on YouTube: https://t.co/H3mfNsn2jN pic.twitter.com/ne2rXFNEuc

— Feral Interactive (@feralgames) March 4, 2015



Payday 2 is fully official now too:
QuoteWe're also announcing that PAYDAY 2 is under development for SteamOS. It'll be released later this fall.


Saints Row IV, Company of Heroes 2, GRID Autosport and Total War™: ROME II are also official, and they have updated their store pages to say this:
Quotewill be available on SteamOS and Linux in 2015.


Magicka 2 have updated their store page availability to state this:
QuoteAvailable: May 26th, 2015 (Linux: Fall 2015)


Batman: Arkham Knight - Already has a Linux icon, possibly not a same-day release even though it has a Linux icon, as the store notes it will be released on SteamOS in the "fall" which is after the release. So, not sure why it has a Linux icon now.

The Witcher III - The only one not mentioning anything about SteamOS/Linux on their store page.

Source: http://store.steampowered.com/sale/steamos_sale

This is exactly the type of support and push we needed to see, and I'm extremely happy it's happening! I'm trying to remain coherent amongst this utter nuke of news.

Begin going nuts. Now where's my wallet? Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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mrdeathjr 4 March 2015 at 10:15 pm UTC
r2rXYou'll be very suprised how quickly this attitude will change. If they have a solid platform to work with; enamored with a growing user base and developer support...it'll happen...no doubt.

The time i'll shit a brick is when EA/Ubisoft release games on SteamOS.

Exactly if buying userbase* dont grow more is very difficult see more AAA titles

*for see this linux must be more simple to final user than now

However in middle of this see AAA titles like as shadow of mordor, batman, grid autosports and others is very impressive

EA and Ubisoft is very difficult however origin must be work on linux more easily (QT) on game side difficult

On EA side (if them want) maybe see first titanfall because this game use source engine (modified)

liamdawe 4 March 2015 at 10:24 pm UTC
Updated post to add in GRID Autosport, as we missed that one, I'm even more bloody excited now.
ArminS 4 March 2015 at 10:24 pm UTC
>Available: May 26th, 2015 (Linux: Fall 2015)
I love how the Magicka 2 steam page tells when the Linux title is released.

Wonderful news.
drmoth 4 March 2015 at 10:28 pm UTC
This is really f***ing amazing. Speechless!!


And in the midst of it all, don't forget Wasteland is 50% off!
Maelrane 4 March 2015 at 10:33 pm UTC
No same day release for Batman! Still... holy kernel panic, Batman!

QuoteBatman: Arkham Knight will be available on SteamOS and Linux in Fall 2015.

Source: http://store.steampowered.com/app/208650/
khansei 4 March 2015 at 10:36 pm UTC
What about the Bioshok infinite port ? Still no info from 2K ?
flesk 4 March 2015 at 10:38 pm UTC
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QuoteThe time i'll shit a brick is when EA/Ubisoft release games on SteamOS.

Outland is out for Linux with the Ubisoft logo, that's a start.

Would love to see Grow Home made available for Linux too. And Beyond Good and Evil of course.
morbius 4 March 2015 at 10:44 pm UTC
Payday 2 comes to Linux, yey! During Autumn, boo...
thelimeydragon 4 March 2015 at 10:47 pm UTC
khanseiWhat about the Bioshok infinite port ? Still no info from 2K ?

There are probably a handful of titles coming to Steam OS that aren't in the sale.
coryrj19951 4 March 2015 at 10:48 pm UTC
Been waiting so long for Torchlight II and 'tis finally out! Can't believe that list o' games that are being ported ! Now to see how well Vulkan is when it is released.
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