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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 8:30 pm UTC
Grid autosports too really good

QuoteComing to SteamOS/Linux
GRID Autosport will be available on SteamOS and Linux in Summer 2015

Vulkan maybe used for shadow of mordor and batman knight?????

Maybe for 2H 2015 propietary drivers stay on better form

MayeulC 4 March 2015 at 8:33 pm UTC
OH MY GOD.
Totally hyped since I saw the store announcement. So much for my life.

Now if only my drivers would get better...

And I don't know if I should wait to buy shadow of Mordor. There will probably be another sale soon enough.

scotsman9999Just as I feared would happen eventually, on the sale page the icon for Linux is no longer Tux but the generic circled Steam logo. Does "Linux" still scare devs that Valve has to cover it up with 'SteamOS' now? I do worry that eventually this will turn into another Android situation where we don't get much of a benefit.

Well, this got my hype down, but just a bit.
rick01457 4 March 2015 at 8:37 pm UTC
liamdaweAspyr already do this, try to get support on an Aspyr title when you use Mint like me for example. Their reply is they only support Ubuntu and SteamOS.
This is exactly what we wanted though, was it not? The old fragmentation argument, that so many developers used as a reason not to support Linux has no weight anymore, thanks to the stated support of one or 2 distros.
I don't really care if Steam uses a steamos logo rather than the tux, it means exactly the same thing essentially.
Eike 4 March 2015 at 8:37 pm UTC
Huzza!
neowiz73 4 March 2015 at 8:42 pm UTC
wow... looking forward to getting Mordor and Total War Rome 2
Torchlight 2 is available as well, good times
godlike 4 March 2015 at 8:43 pm UTC
Great news!! Already bought 100+ euros worth of Linux games
adolson 4 March 2015 at 8:45 pm UTC
Not buying anything not already on Linux, but definitely looking forward to a lot of these. And GRID Autosport? FINALLY a racing game for Linux!
edo 4 March 2015 at 8:50 pm UTC
Good news, sadly my pc (as a student than I am) is not good enough for 95% of those games. But this info just made my day, I wasn't expecting this. Is the year of Linux coming?
Edmene 4 March 2015 at 8:51 pm UTC
Almost unbelievable, never think that so much AAA games in Linux, especially Batman! And also is great to see racing games like Grid: Autosport and Project Cars coming. Its just amazing.
zimplex1 4 March 2015 at 9:00 pm UTC
Is anyone else experiencing face pains from epic smiles of happiness?
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