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Rise of the Tomb Raider announced for Linux, port from Feral Interactive

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Many asked, now Feral Interactive have answered. Rise of the Tomb Raider [Steam] is officially on the way to Linux! What a fantastic way to start a Tuesday with news like this! It still amazes me to this day that Linux will have games like this, very happy with the news!

Feral aren't saying exactly when it will arrive, but they had a tweet out that said "This Winter" which has since been deleted (Edit: replaced with this one). You can see the official confirmation on their official site which now says "This spring", so it could be here sometime between March and late June.

The advantage of getting a game later than Windows, is we get the 20 Year Celebration edition which has all the DLC.

For those wondering, it will indeed use Vulkan on Linux! This is confirmed at the bottom of the Features page on the mini-site.

Here's the trailer Feral put up:

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The game has been loved by reviewers and users alike, so it looks like it will be a solid hit for Linux gamers after more Lara. It takes the first game and makes nearly all aspects of it bigger and better than before, including more actual Tombs.

It seems this is the game that has replaced the previous Linux port teaser of "O VAIN ILLUSION OF GLORY AND GRANDEUR" that was put up back in October of last year. We still have to discover the game behind the "It's just a shot away" teaser that was put up in January, so there's more on the way remember!

Are you hyped? Let us know in the comments.

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rcgamer 13 February 2018 at 11:23 pm UTC
Awesome news. I might have to buy it again on a sale or something to support feral since I already have it.
Comandante Ñoñardo 14 February 2018 at 2:28 am UTC
I already have it on my Steam Windows account.... I'm gonna buy it again for my Steam Linux account...
syxbit 14 February 2018 at 3:45 am UTC
This is probably a great sign because it means the original Tomb Raider port was successful. Though the pessimist in me says they were paid to port to Mac, and the Linux version isn't much extra.

However, I do wish they'd try to get ports out sooner to the Windows launch. Surely they would make far more money that way. Since it looks like they're interested in porting Tomb Raider, I do hope Shadow of the Tomb Raider port happens more quickly. Only if you launch day one can you know the true Linux gaming market.
x_wing 14 February 2018 at 4:19 am UTC
syxbitThis is probably a great sign because it means the original Tomb Raider port was successful. Though the pessimist in me says they were paid to port to Mac, and the Linux version isn't much extra.

Doubt it as for OSX they have to use a different API. If they are doing this job, definitely they expect to get some profit.
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Yeehaw! A friend of mine gave me this game on Steam and I haven't installed it yet, hoping it would come to Linux. It's happening!
Doktor_Mandrake 14 February 2018 at 5:46 am UTC
So to get this right

If I want to support Feral, I can only do so by buying the game directly from their website?
Eike 14 February 2018 at 6:57 am UTC
Doktor_MandrakeSo to get this right

If I want to support Feral, I can only do so by buying the game directly from their website?

They will get money when you buy it for Linux on a "proper" store (like Steam, GoG and some others), but that will be deducted by some shop share (Steam's is said to be 30%). Buying at their store would be optimal. You're getting a Steam key there.


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Doktor_Mandrake 14 February 2018 at 7:08 am UTC
Eike
Doktor_MandrakeSo to get this right

If I want to support Feral, I can only do so by buying the game directly from their website?

They will get money when you buy it for Linux on a "proper" store (like Steam, GoG and some others), but that will be deducted by some shop share (Steam's is said to be 30%). Buying at their store would be optimal. You're getting a Steam key there.

Cool, good to know!

I'll be buying it from their store then I think, they do fantastic linux ports that deserve supporting ^^
BlackBloodRum 14 February 2018 at 7:18 am UTC
w00t!

Nice!
DrMcCoy 14 February 2018 at 8:38 am UTC
I already have this game in my Steam library (from a bundle? Humble Monthly?), but I'm confused about what exactly I have there.

The DLCs are not marked as owned, so I don't have the "20 Year Celebration" edition, I guess? So I'd still need to buy the season pass? Does this include the "Rise of the Tomb Raider 20 Year Celebration Pack" one? Grrr...

In short, what exactly do I need to buy to have everything?
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