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Master of Orion officially confirmed for Linux & SteamOS by Wargaming

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It's nice to have some good news. I told you all recently that it looked like Master of Orion was coming to SteamOS & Linux, and now it has been confirmed by Wargaming themselves.

@gamingonlinux We have confirmation. Master of Orion is coming to a Linux near you!

— Master of Orion (@moothegame) January 27, 2016

Severian, Director of Product VisionMac, Linux, and SteamOS = YES!!


Also confirmed by a developer:
GeneralDirection, DeveloperHe's the Director of Product Vision at Wargaming. For some reason he's lacking the dev tag here, so we'll get that fixed. ;)

Now I am excited, I absolutely adore Master of Orion 2 (let's not talk about MoO3).

No word on release yet, as it hasn't launched on any platform yet.

About the game (Official)
Master of Orion – Conquer the Stars

The ascendant spacefaring 4X strategy game returns! A new chapter in the epic Master of Orion saga is poised to once again capture the imaginations of millions of gamers.

Diehard fans of the first games will be ecstatic to know that this revival is being built under the watchful eyes of members from the original development team, in conjunction with NGD Studios in Buenos Aires!

Discover Master of Orion as it was always meant to be: A fully orchestrated score, interstellar warfare and exploration against the backdrop of beautifully animated far flung galaxies. Confront hostile civilizations, negotiate with mysterious aliens, share knowledge with allies and uncover this newly imagined universe.
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Huckert 27 January 2016 at 9:48 am UTC
Hooray for good News!
adolson 27 January 2016 at 10:13 am UTC
That screenshot doesn't make it look very exciting. Guess I'll have to go find a trailer or something. lol
Teodosio 27 January 2016 at 10:15 am UTC
I have to admit my favourite was MoO3. I loved how the game provided large scale policy tools that allowed you to rule scores of planets without micromanaging them. Unfortunately, the game had plenty of bugs, but I managed to spend hundreds of hours with it nonetheless. Too bad the UI feels hopelessly outdated today.
liamdawe 27 January 2016 at 10:50 am UTC
adolsonThat screenshot doesn't make it look very exciting. Guess I'll have to go find a trailer or something. lol

It's a 4X strategy game, it's not some big explody shooter. Take a look as Master of Orion 2 and you will see.
Feist 27 January 2016 at 11:07 am UTC

I was actually a bit worried for a while there. I really wish more developers would start using steam to communicate their plans for various OS releases, instead of simply ignoring or simply missing page after page of questions/requests.

Last edited by Feist at 27 January 2016 at 11:08 am UTC
Jajcus 27 January 2016 at 11:21 am UTC
adolsonThat screenshot doesn't make it look very exciting.

This looks exactly like Master of Orion should look like in 2016. I can't wait for the release.
Keyrock 27 January 2016 at 1:57 pm UTC
Glad to hear Linux is being supported. I'm going to be very cautious about this title, though, after the bitter pill that was MoO3.
Mountain Man 27 January 2016 at 2:14 pm UTC
adolsonThat screenshot doesn't make it look very exciting. Guess I'll have to go find a trailer or something. lol
It's hard to make a turn-based 4x strategy game look "exciting" in a screenshot. Look at the screenshots for Civilization V. It looks pretty dull, but it's one of the greatest games ever made.
oldrocker99 27 January 2016 at 2:56 pm UTC
Talk about a blast from the past ...I'm eager to play that kind of game which I haven't played in a very, very long time.
pungentstentch 27 January 2016 at 3:05 pm UTC
Sadly it doesn't look very good right now. Don't get me wrong , I loved MOO 1 and 2, they both after Master of Magic will be my loved 4x and most played games, but to be honest games had evolved a lot. We have Endless Space, Endless Legends, Sins of a Solar Empire, Star Ruler, Distant Worlds... 4x genre had evolved a lot from Master of Orion, but remaking an old classic usually is hard to do, you need to appeal new buyers and met the aspirations of old fans. My experience tells me it will be a good game at most but nothing genre breaking or GOTY at most.

From what I've seen through and through just lowered my hype. It seems to me like a repaint on and old classic.

Let's just say my expectations are those that meet reality with desire of it being a perfect 4x classic remaster but I hardly doubt it. I hope I'm wrong.
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