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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:

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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Solar 13 February 2018 at 3:33 pm UTC
It's great they are bringing big games to Linux. But it's 2 years old now.
I feel they need to port some thing a bit more relevant to now, like Fortnite. IMO.
x_wing 13 February 2018 at 3:39 pm UTC
Avehicle7887I don't want to rub people the wrong way with this, however until Square Enix decides to release on GOG I can't support Feral's work. Considering the Windows version is still plagued with Denuvo I don't see this happening anytime soon.

Denuvo doesn't support Linux. Fortunately that shit isn't a problem for us!

This game is a instabuy for me. I really liked the TR2013 even though it didn't feel like the old ones, but still an excellent game!


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Corben 13 February 2018 at 3:47 pm UTC
Yeah! Awesomesauce @Feral!

nattydreadI wonder if it will have the VR level?

I would be interested in that too, as I've seen the VR support of Rise of the Tomb Rider on the steam store. Vulkan should be a good base for VR support. How cool would that be, if that gets also ported?


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drlamb 13 February 2018 at 4:00 pm UTC
SolarIt's great they are bringing big games to Linux. But it's 2 years old now.
I feel they need to port some thing a bit more relevant to now, like Fortnite. IMO.

Talk to EPIC. Unreal Engine supports Linux and so does Battleye (anti-cheat found in fortnite and the reason it no longer works in WINE). There's literally no reason for fortnite not to exist on Linux other than EPIC not wanting it to be.


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pete910 13 February 2018 at 4:06 pm UTC
drlamb
SolarIt's great they are bringing big games to Linux. But it's 2 years old now.
I feel they need to port some thing a bit more relevant to now, like Fortnite. IMO.

Talk to EPIC. Unreal Engine supports Linux and so does Battleye (anti-cheat found in fortnite). There's literally no reason for fortnite not to exist on Linux other than EPIC not wanting it to be.

^^^^ This

It's not as if it would be hard for them to do either, Being it's their engine
Solar 13 February 2018 at 4:08 pm UTC
drlamb
SolarIt's great they are bringing big games to Linux. But it's 2 years old now.
I feel they need to port some thing a bit more relevant to now, like Fortnite. IMO.

Talk to EPIC. Unreal Engine supports Linux and so does Battleye (anti-cheat found in fortnite). There's literally no reason for fortnite not to exist on Linux other than EPIC not wanting it to be.
I wasn't talking specifically about fortnite really, just meant games that are "the now".
Top 10 on Twitch would be a good example.
Dankrat169 13 February 2018 at 4:26 pm UTC
Great!!!
drlamb 13 February 2018 at 4:35 pm UTC
SolarI wasn't talking specifically about fortnite really, just meant games that are "the now".
Top 10 on Twitch would be a good example.

ROTR likely got delayed due to Microsoft's exclusivity, but on the whole I'd love to see the "latest" games on Linux too. It's just not that simple. The decision doesn't lie with Feral (meaning they can't just start porting Skyrim for example), it starts higher up. Developers/Publishers need to want their game on Linux.

That being said, I'm grateful for Square Enix and their allowance of Hitman + TR and others.
dorron 13 February 2018 at 5:07 pm UTC
Will buy it someday for sure...just not full price since I already played it in my PS4, but it's an amazing addition to the linux gaming library.
ProfessorKaos64 13 February 2018 at 5:25 pm UTC
Yeeeaàaaaah
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