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Metro Exodus to get a release date for Linux "soon" say 4A Games

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Recently, Metro Exodus ended its Epic Store exclusivity and Deep Silver (the publisher) confirmed it was heading to Linux. In a recent Reddit AMA (Ask me anything), the developer 4A Games mentioned the Linux port too.

In reply to a comment asking about macOS/Linux they said this:

[…] Throughout DLC development we've also been very busy working on various platforms for all of the Metro series. We recently confirmed the linux version and will reveal the launch date for that soon. […]

Really great to see it get confirmed multiple times now, strange though how they were so quiet on it before it hit Steam to no be so willing to talk about it when asked. Having all the Metro games on Linux is going to be great though, a full series for us. Seems it's had a warm reception on Steam too, with it now having a "Very Positive" user rating from well over ten thousand people.

Once they do talk about dates, we will let you know. Will you be picking up a copy when it's out for Linux officially?

You can check out Metro Exodus on Steam.

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Tags: FPS, Steam, Upcoming | Apps: Metro Exodus
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Mohandevir 28 February 2020 at 4:32 pm UTC
Could the game have sold better on Steam and make irrelevant the Epic crap and Valve's 30% cut? We'll never know. Deep Silver may think whatever they like about the outcome of it all.

The real winner is Epic, because it forced users to create an account on their store. They gained a foothold. Now that they "destroyed" the barrier of account creations, exclusivity deals are not as important anymore.

Edit: It might explain why they seem to have switched from exclusivity deals to a freebies model. It's a lot less agressive and has the same effect.

My two cents.


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einherjar 28 February 2020 at 4:40 pm UTC
celphyPretty torn over here. EGS exclusivity is a no-go for me.
But I'd like to support a Linux version ASAP.

I look at it in a positive way. The Epic-Customers made a great betatest for the steam customers - that's ok isn't it?

I think I will buy this one. The first two titles are in my library since ... a long time. I will play them and if I like the story, I will by Exodus. I think the priority to support companies making AAA games as Linuxnative is much higher than being offended because of the EPIC fail.
ertuqueque 28 February 2020 at 5:11 pm UTC
I have to admit I've been boiling with hate over the past year with Metro Exodus' exclusivity crap and I yelled to the seven seas that I'd never buy/play Metro Exodus... That was before they announced it's coming to Linux... Probably the most unexpected piece of Linux news this year for me.

I still hate the exclusivity crap they threw last year to the gaming community, but the native Linux support is certainly a very nice pullback. I guess I'll balance my disapproval/approval with buying this game, but only when there's a considerable sale. I'll support them, but they don't deserve my 100% support.
Salvatos 28 February 2020 at 5:49 pm UTC
ertuquequeI still hate the exclusivity crap they threw last year to the gaming community, but the native Linux support is certainly a very nice pullback.
I guess if you look at it this way, it’s not so different from waiting a year or more for Feral to release a port. Either way we get the added benefit of fixed bugs and in some cases additional DLC at a discount.
Audi 28 February 2020 at 6:19 pm UTC
Salvatos
ertuquequeI still hate the exclusivity crap they threw last year to the gaming community, but the native Linux support is certainly a very nice pullback.
I guess if you look at it this way, it’s not so different from waiting a year or more for Feral to release a port. Either way we get the added benefit of fixed bugs and in some cases additional DLC at a discount.

We don't know when the Linux release is planned. It could be a year out from now...
ziabice 28 February 2020 at 7:31 pm UTC
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I can't resist and bought it when released on Steam thinking "it will count as a Linux sale and played through Proton". Indeed it works very well under Proton and is a very good game.

I'll show my support for the Linux port buying the DLCs.
PieOrCake 29 February 2020 at 8:42 am UTC
I was about to say that I'll purchase it when the Linux version is released, then other commenters reminded me that Proton counts as a Linux sale... it's so pretty... trying to resist...


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Kuduzkehpan 29 February 2020 at 9:51 am UTC
Finally, it happens linux build iş on the way.. thus i have never give up on 4A corp nor check metro exodus.. i have rest of the series on linux. And definitly will be picking up exodus right away.
stan 29 February 2020 at 1:05 pm UTC
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It’s funny seeing people angry about an Epic store exclusivity, but having no problem at all about the thousands of games that are exclusively on Steam. Not sure what the logic is.

Anyway, this will most probably be a day one purchase from me! We have so few (good) AAAs… I’ve been buying more and more Windows-only games to run with Proton.
crt0mega 29 February 2020 at 3:00 pm UTC
This EGS crap freaks me out, but f*ck it. I love this series. There's even a framed Metro poster hanging in my living room. I'll pay whatever price tag it has when it's released for Linux.
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