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While Metro Exodus was exclusive to the Epic Games Store for a while, it later went live on Google Stadia (which is Debian Linux) and today it's finally available on Steam. It also appears to be coming to the Linux desktop with news on that due soon.

A post on the Metro Exodus Steam forum titled "Linux Version?" that's been open since 2018 got a reply today, from the publisher Deep Silver:

We have of course reached out to Deep Silver ourselves to confirm this as well, however it would be weird for them to seek this topic out themselves to confirm it if this wasn't true. So it looks like we're getting Linux support for Metro Exodus!

Since it was ported to Stadia, it's not too much of a stretch to jump to desktop Linux on Steam. A few different libraries here and there but it's still Linux. The developer, 4A Games, did also bring the previous two Metro titles to Linux so it certainly would be nice to see them all available.

For now, you can check out Metro Exodus on Steam. However, as usual it's worth holding onto your monies until it's actually out. Once we have more information, we will share it.

Hat tip to Xakep.


Update: Deep Silver replied to our email and simply said "Yes this is correct.".

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rea987 15 February 2020 at 9:03 pm UTC
Let's hope that'll be a Vulkan port.
appetrosyan 15 February 2020 at 9:21 pm UTC
Will buy. On steam. Will comment that only bought because the Native version was promised.
pete910 15 February 2020 at 9:41 pm UTC
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Good news I agree however, I'll not hold my breath tbh. We've been suckered too many times now unfortunately.

The good thing is that DS has been good to our platform so the statement carries merit

Apologies that I've come across as a little pessimistic.
stan 15 February 2020 at 9:50 pm UTC
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This is awesome. This will be a day one buy from me.
bubexel 15 February 2020 at 10:01 pm UTC
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They was going to release it on steam, they had prepurchase there. Also they had experience porting metro 1 and 2. It's probably they had linux in mind from zero-day of developing. I hope wont be hard for them to release a build for linux now. i have big hopes.
sr_ls_boy 15 February 2020 at 10:04 pm UTC
Did steam ever fix the problem with linux purchases being counted as windows sales?
Orkultus 15 February 2020 at 10:16 pm UTC
First game to get a Linux Desktop port after a Stadia Port? Sweet! instant buy
Kelvinhbo 15 February 2020 at 11:13 pm UTC
I wish they would just make sure the game runs well with Proton instead of focusing resources on a native port that would surely be abandoned in a couple months.
Patola 15 February 2020 at 11:21 pm UTC
Seems that recent protondb reports have not been approved yet (sometimes the approvers take they time and they take a few days or even weeks to be published), can anyone who bought the game say if it runs OK with proton at this time?
WorMzy 15 February 2020 at 11:30 pm UTC
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