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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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Liam Dawe 7 March 2015 at 1:09 pm UTC
I've personally played Evolve quite a lot on my PS4, and I really do like it. Playing it as the Monster is really quite intense.

Can't wait to play it on Linux myself.
Shmerl 8 March 2015 at 1:38 am UTC
I tried contacting GOG about Witcher 3 on Linux (i.e. whether I can preorder it on GOG for the Linux version). They said to contact CDPR directly regarding this. CDPR so far didn't answer this question. I'll see how this goes, but I recommend not to preorder anything of the sort (even though GOG gives 20% discount) until CDPR will confirm it. Their silence is suspicious.
Sabun 8 March 2015 at 9:08 pm UTC
liamdaweI've personally played Evolve quite a lot on my PS4, and I really do like it. Playing it as the Monster is really quite intense.

Can't wait to play it on Linux myself.

I'm glad the game sounds like a lot of fun. I honestly hope it doesn't take forever before it's ported. I'm sorry I'm sounding so pessimistic. I just put my expectations for the L4D developers a bit too high, expecting them to have prioritized us a little better.
SaadN3 9 March 2015 at 10:57 am UTC
Where is GTA V? Oh Fuck Batman is coming?!!
Eike 10 March 2015 at 11:40 am UTC
crt0megai'm just speechless.. and i had to register just to post this pic:
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You know the answer...
It finally is the year of the Linux (gaming) desktop!
Muhahahaha!
Liam Dawe 11 March 2015 at 10:22 am UTC
EikeYou know the answer...
It finally is the year of the Linux (gaming) living room!
Muhahahaha!

Fixed that for you.
FredO 12 March 2015 at 11:53 am UTC
Now we know that Feral are handling 4 games on that list, I think it's time for Aspyr to break their silence ;)
Maybe they have something to do with Payday 2 or Saints Row IV? Maybe even Evolve?
wojtek88 28 April 2015 at 6:05 pm UTC
Almost 2 months later - is there any official update regarding the Witcher III?
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