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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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pedrovay2003 16 February 2020 at 3:51 am UTC
This made my entire weekend.
vskye 16 February 2020 at 5:37 am UTC
Awesome news. Hope they get multi-monitor support correct on this port.
psycho_driver 16 February 2020 at 5:58 am UTC
PatolaSeems 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?

Somebody said it runs good in proton (over on the reddit thread regarding this I believe).
Linuxak 16 February 2020 at 7:25 am UTC
Wow, awesome! I bought the gold edition of the game - yeasterday on steam, it works for me with proton 4.11 like a charm, well, little frame drops occasionally. But I can imagine how cool it would be without frame drops, with real linux version. I hope, more games from Stadia goes for linux in the future.
mirv 16 February 2020 at 10:08 am UTC
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I'll likey grab this if and when it's released natively, or officially supported on GNU/Linux, and without that infesting drm. Not before, to make sure my money sends the right message.

Doubt they'll ever say one way or another, but I do wonder how much a Stadia release influenced considering a desktop GNU/Linux version. At least file system access shouldn't be a problem.
raneon 16 February 2020 at 10:53 am UTC
With Linux and Vulkan support this will be an instant buy for me! I'm very happy that the shit epic store exclusive time is over now!


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Beamboom 5 years 16 February 2020 at 11:20 am UTC
The best piece of news so far this year! The metro games are really really good, fantastic atmosphere.
fabertawe 16 February 2020 at 12:55 pm UTC
I'll buy this as soon as it's officially released on Linux
ziabice 16 February 2020 at 1:00 pm UTC
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Read this too late, after I have already bought the game. It works out of the box with Proton 5.0-2 and Mesa 19.3.3 on my rig.

Performance is good, but it can be better.

EDIT: tried to fix my bad english


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Linuxwarper 16 February 2020 at 1:59 pm UTC
ShmerlOh, so here we see the outcome that was expected from better publishers. Once something is released for Stadia, they can release for regular Linux too. Good development. Would be even better if they released it on GOG too.

Hopefully we'll see more of these kind of developments.
Are you certain of this? It seems to me that Deep Silver have more experience with Linux (and crossplatform tech) and it is this that makes it possible for them to do a Linux release. I just found out Metro Redux will be available for Nintendo Switch 28 February. So they have experience with developing for Linux. They are porting Exodus to Stadia (Vulkan) and Redux for Switch (Likely Vulkan).

The dev I mentioned who said Stadia and Linux is far to different. I hope I am wrong and that Stadia makes it far more feasible to port games to Linux. Can you imagine Cyberpunk 2077 on Linux with Vulkan?
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