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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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r2rX 4 March 2015 at 10:49 pm UTC
mrdeathjrExactly 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)


I think the logic is going to be a little different in this case. Game development and adoption on Linux is an example of the famous conundrum; the "chicken or the egg" scenario. Assuming games would only be released if there is a big enough user-base, we would not have gotten the games we have so far...especially the upcoming ones.

Valve has it's influence and pull; clearly, the other parties understand the potential in this platform and so will release games in order TO increase the market.....nurturing it while it's young.

As for EA/Ubi....i'm prediciting they'll be last in this game. They're basically gonna wait for everyone else to establish the platform/market and THEN jump in. If not of this former reason, it'll at least be due to them taking their sweet time porting their respective distribution platforms to Linux.
mrdeathjr 4 March 2015 at 10:53 pm UTC
r2rXAs for EA/Ubi....i'm prediciting they'll be last in this game.

They're basically gonna wait for everyone else to establish the platform/market and THEN jump in. If not of this former reason, it'll at least be due to them taking their sweet time porting their respective distribution platforms to Linux.

Exactly many AAA companies dont think on linux until market grow

But for now is very important linux users buy this titles (represent profit for companies and make good situation for companies think about other titles)

Back to EA them can make titanfall (source engine) linux version as experiment and many users buying

janpan 4 March 2015 at 10:57 pm UTC
2015 is year of linux gaming ?
sudoaptgetplay 4 March 2015 at 10:59 pm UTC
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Des 4 March 2015 at 11:01 pm UTC
Can I just give some love to Relic for CoH2, I'm so looking forward to that! More than the rest of them really


Fuck yeah, great day!
EKRboi 4 March 2015 at 11:06 pm UTC
OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG. This, coupled with (of all companies) Nvidia opening up a decent chunk of the PhysX source code.. My jaw has hit the floor TWICE today! Suck it Linux gaming haters! That is all
liamdawe 4 March 2015 at 11:11 pm UTC
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Pretty much this.
sleort 4 March 2015 at 11:13 pm UTC
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I can't wait to see the [url=steampowered.com/hwsurvey]Steam Hardware Survey[/url] for the next month and see if these banners of games "COMING / ALREADY ON STEAMOS" did any change on the Linux statistics (positive preferably...).

*If nothing seems to have changed, I will take it with a grain of salt, as the Steam Machines hasn't released yet. The biggest movement will without doubt come from there - then afterwards we may see more users on other Linux distros as well.

Also if it gets really popular, more prominent hardware manufacturers may begin to ship computers pre-installed with Ubuntu. I know it's a long shot into the future, but nevertheless not impossible.
liamdawe 4 March 2015 at 11:21 pm UTC
I'm more eager to see how SteamOS machines will be represented in the survey after they are released.
vulture 4 March 2015 at 11:22 pm UTC
sleortI can't wait to see the [url=steampowered.com/hwsurvey]Steam Hardware Survey[/url] for the next month and see if these banners of games "COMING / ALREADY ON STEAMOS" did any change on the Linux statistics (positive preferably...).

*If nothing seems to have changed, I will take it with a grain of salt, as the Steam Machines hasn't released yet. The biggest movement will without doubt come from there - then afterwards we may see more users on other Linux distros as well.

Also if it gets really popular, more prominent hardware manufacturers may begin to ship computers pre-installed with Ubuntu. I know it's a long shot into the future, but nevertheless not impossible.

it would be wrong if anything changes. if people try it now based on these expectations, their impression might be different from what it would be when these games are actually released. not to mention steamos or steam machine

personally, i'm only interested in one thing
WHICH STEAM MACHINE IS THIS? I WANT IT!!!!
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