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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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thelimeydragon 4 March 2015 at 9:42 pm UTC
It's all very exciting..


I am also expecting some new unannounced Valve title to be launched with the Machines/Controllers/OS..
Shmerl 4 March 2015 at 9:44 pm UTC
dubigrasuView video on youtube.com
Wait for the end if you want goose bumps

I want such trailer for TW3
AsavarTzeth 4 March 2015 at 9:45 pm UTC
Just sharing if others have not already done so.

Rome II Total War was announced November 2013. promised for early 2014. I bought into it and feels it is kind of an insult that they announce it again like this, as if nothing was ever promised. Even so, I do like to see they have not forgotten about us.
Vissy 4 March 2015 at 9:50 pm UTC
Annnnd time to play some Torchlight II again. I've been waiting for this.
r2rX 4 March 2015 at 9:50 pm UTC
abelthorne
r2rXDrivers will also, most likely, be sorted out by November (if not before)....well, at least AMD and NVIDIA's proprietary drivers.
Honestly (and sadly), I wouldn't expect real drivers from AMD by november. Or ever, in fact.

The skepticism is justified and understandable....however, AMD cannot afford to fuck around anymore. They'll have to get their act together. I'm gonna give them the benefit of the doubt and assume they'll sort their drivers out....at the very least, proper Vulkan support. :p


mrdeathjr
r2rXNB: I won't be suprised if get Tekken 7, Street Fighter 5, Mortal Kombat X and Metal Gear Solid: Phantom Pain on Linux by November. :p

Difficult very difficult maybe mortal kombat x (wb) but street fighter v (capcom), tekken 7 (namco) and metal gear (konami) dont because capcom, namco and konami dont have interest in linux for now

However could be possible see other titles from other publisher like as sega, alien isolation stay very good and other titles of them like as sonic all stars racing transformed and many others


IIRC, both Street Fighter 5 and Tekken 7 are based of Unreal Engine 4....so it's not such a stretch of the imagination to see them on Linux.....same for Mortal Kombat X (Unreal Engine 3). The respective companies may not have an interest in Linux per se.....but they'll be very interested in SteamOS as a brand/platform.

Sega is the interesting company....they're branching away from console development and focusing on PC and Mobile.....hmm.
melkemind 4 March 2015 at 9:53 pm UTC
Batman: You'll hunt me. You'll condemn me, set the dogs on me. Because that's what needs to happen. Because sometimes…Windows isn't good enough. Sometimes people deserve more. Sometimes people deserve to have their faith rewarded.

Gordon's Son: Batman? Batman! Why is he running, Dad?

Commissioner Gordon: Because Linux needs him.
sub 4 March 2015 at 10:00 pm UTC
r2rX
abelthorne
r2rXDrivers will also, most likely, be sorted out by November (if not before)....well, at least AMD and NVIDIA's proprietary drivers.
Honestly (and sadly), I wouldn't expect real drivers from AMD by november. Or ever, in fact.

The skepticism is justified and understandable....however, AMD cannot afford to fuck around anymore. They'll have to get their act together. I'm gonna give them the benefit of the doubt and assume they'll sort their drivers out....at the very least, proper Vulkan support. :p

Correct me if I'm wrong but with VULKAN it is the first time AMD can get rid of the old cruft and start from scratch without NVidia being ahead. If they fuck up again, THAT would be disappointing. But I'm positive. There is a realtistic chance this will end in a solid driver by AMD.
mrdeathjr 4 March 2015 at 10:01 pm UTC
r2rXIIRC, both Street Fighter 5 and Tekken 7 are based of Unreal Engine 4....so it's not such a stretch of the imagination to see them on Linux.....same for Mortal Kombat X (Unreal Engine 3). The respective companies may not have an interest in Linux per se.....but they'll be very interested in SteamOS as a brand/platform.

Sega is the interesting company....they're branching away from console development and focusing on PC and Mobile.....hmm.

Capcom, Namco and Konami dont interest in linux (with or without steamos) because dont represent strong market around 1% (many users*) compared with steam on windows

*More users buy titles: More Money for companies

r2rX 4 March 2015 at 10:08 pm UTC
sub
r2rX
abelthorne
r2rXDrivers will also, most likely, be sorted out by November (if not before)....well, at least AMD and NVIDIA's proprietary drivers.
Honestly (and sadly), I wouldn't expect real drivers from AMD by november. Or ever, in fact.

The skepticism is justified and understandable....however, AMD cannot afford to fuck around anymore. They'll have to get their act together. I'm gonna give them the benefit of the doubt and assume they'll sort their drivers out....at the very least, proper Vulkan support. :p

Correct me if I'm wrong but with VULKAN it is the first time AMD can get rid of the old cruft and start from scratch without NVidia being ahead. If they fuck up again, THAT would be disappointing. But I'm positive. There is a realtistic chance this will end in a solid driver by AMD.

Vulkan is OpenGL, for all intent and purpose...or rather, an off-shoot that is low-level and tweaked specifically for games and other applications that require low-level access/performance.

OpenGL will still exist (donno if it'll be called OpenGL 5 etc) but will be more general purpose. That's my understanding from what i've read so far.

I also concur that AMD will HAVE to sort their drivers out. AMD will be fine with Vulkan....OpenGL 1-4 and beyond...I don't know....I hope so.


mrdeathjr
r2rXIIRC, both Street Fighter 5 and Tekken 7 are based of Unreal Engine 4....so it's not such a stretch of the imagination to see them on Linux.....same for Mortal Kombat X (Unreal Engine 3). The respective companies may not have an interest in Linux per se.....but they'll be very interested in SteamOS as a brand/platform.

Sega is the interesting company....they're branching away from console development and focusing on PC and Mobile.....hmm.

Capcom, Namco and Konami dont interest in linux (with or without steamos) because dont represent strong market around 1% (many users*) compared with steam on windows

*More users buy titles: More Money for companies


You'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.
faceless 4 March 2015 at 10:12 pm UTC
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.
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