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Mavericks [Official Site] seems to be a rather interesting shooter, one that will have both an open world mode and a Battle Royale mode and it turns out it plans Linux support too. Although, it actually seems like the two modes are essentially blended together.

I had never heard of it until today, when it was pointed out in our Discord channel, that the CEO of Automaton Games himself confirmed it on reddit a few months ago:

Hi there,

Yes, there will be a Linux version of Mavericks (in fact we already use Linux for all game-related workers and servers, including physics and game logic)! Sadly, it is unlikely to be at launch, but the majority of the work has already been done for native Linux support (no need for porting). The delay is that we must first make sure the Vulkan renderer is production-ready. It's getting there, but we don't have a fixed date. We will make an announcement as soon as we do :)

James

What makes Mavericks sounds extremely interesting, is the persisent open-world approach it will take. You risk everything, but you have progression. There's a lot of information, so do check their official site to learn more.

They also released a new trailer during E3:

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I've also emailed them today, to see if we can get some more information on their Linux plans. Stay tuned.

Thanks for the tip, NuSuey!

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Gonza565 12 June 2018 at 1:50 pm UTC
Looks first person only. I hope it is.
Leopard 12 June 2018 at 1:58 pm UTC
CRYENGINE , lower your hopes
liamdawe 12 June 2018 at 2:00 pm UTC
LeopardCRYENGINE , lower your hopes
You might want to read the quoted text again, he clearly said the majority of the work is already done. Also, a game engine not officially having full Linux support, doesn't mean a developer can't add it in. Look at Unreal Engine 3, we have games using that on Linux, it has never supported Linux.

Plus, it wouldn't even be the first cryengine game on Linux.


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Eike 12 June 2018 at 2:11 pm UTC
Please, please, let me have a non-persistent, non-progessing, pure-action option.
Just fire and forget.
Thanks.
Beamboom 12 June 2018 at 2:22 pm UTC
Oh hello there, THIS is the graphics I'd like to see. Now let's hope the mechanics are matching the looks, and we got ourselves a winner!

... And a PERSISTENT open world "mmo style shooter" as well? omg - yes!


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Micromegas 12 June 2018 at 2:47 pm UTC
As far as I know there is a proper "hype train" going on around this game. Many big BR streamers (Shroud, Lirik...) on Twitch seem to like what they saw in the E3 trailers (no cartoonish graphics, 1st person, interesting gun models etc.). I never hoped that there could be a Linux version of this game so this news is exciting. *jumping on the hype train myself now*


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Xpander 12 June 2018 at 4:56 pm UTC
persistent open world battle royale? if that works i'm interested.
Trailer doesn't reveal much at all though, needs some actual gameplay footage, rather than trailers first person camera without any info.
GustyGhost 12 June 2018 at 5:40 pm UTC
Pessimistic view: By the time all these battle royale for Linux games finally arrive, the whole battle royale craze will have begun to die in favor of the next big thing.
Aryvandaar 12 June 2018 at 5:41 pm UTC
I generally don't care for the battle royale craze, but this might be interesting.
Linuxpunk 12 June 2018 at 9:09 pm UTC
Trailer looks amazing.
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