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Natural Selection 2 is looking to come to Linux!

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Natural Selection 2 the awesome Humans vs Aliens FPS/RTS hybrid is looking set to come over to Linux! It is not yet confirmed exactly when or if it will be Steam only.


When a user asked about direct11 the developers replied with something very interesting.
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Source: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151527214493105&set=a.95246163104.83850.87948998104&type=1&comment_id=8811061&offset=0&total_comments=15

This is further to their blog post in may that details more of their plans:
QuoteThe drawback of D3D11 is that it is not universal. It only works on machines running the requisite operating system, and on hardware capable of understanding the instructions it sends. According to to the Valve Hardware Survey, the penetration of D3D11 capable machines is increasing. But crucially, machines incapable of any D3D rendering are also a growing market: Linux distributions and Mac OSX.

Enter Open Graphics Library (OpenGL). OpenGL works on a wider array of operating systems than D3D, including Linux and Mac. As gaming communities on these operating systems grow, it is becoming more financially viable to produce games that run on them.

So looks like we will have a seriously awesome shooter on Linux this year!

This is further evidence to when we spoke to them on twitter and reported on it back in April. Although until the official word comes in the way of a full announcement, this still could be a little premature, but I like to think positive.

I have secured my copy ready because of this, have you?

Thanks Jon for letting us know via twitter, follow us on twitter @gamingonlinux
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maokei 28 June 2013 at 9:40 am UTC
OMG this is something I have been waiting for a long time!!
liamdawe 28 June 2013 at 9:41 am UTC
maokeiOMG this is something I have been waiting for a long time!!
You aren't the only one
FutureSuture 28 June 2013 at 12:51 pm UTC
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The quote in this piece is great. Really gives me hope for the future of gaming on Linux.
toor 28 June 2013 at 1:48 pm UTC
would it be safe to pay it on steam? I mean, are we sure it will be available on steam linux?
Xpander 28 June 2013 at 1:51 pm UTC
great news...
PizzaDude 28 June 2013 at 2:21 pm UTC
toorwould it be safe to pay it on steam? I mean, are we sure it will be available on steam linux?
Personally, I would wait for it to come out on Steam for Linux. (If it ever does) We are not sure.
FutureSuture 28 June 2013 at 4:32 pm UTC
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toorwould it be safe to pay it on steam? I mean, are we sure it will be available on steam linux?
I myself would only buy a title once it is actualy available for Linux to ensure that it counts as a sale for Linux as well as to be on the safe side.
Projectile Vomit 28 June 2013 at 5:08 pm UTC
I wish to give them my hard-earned money!
Kristian 28 June 2013 at 6:07 pm UTC
This is great. One more engine with Linux support as well.
darkone778 28 June 2013 at 9:58 pm UTC
I know for a fact that they are actively looking to port NS2 to Linux as I did an interview with the folks from Unknown Worlds for holdtheline.com If you listen Hugh Jeremy talks about bringing NS2 to Linux https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALsdbv7Ghfo
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