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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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pete910 13 February 2018 at 4:06 pm UTC
GuestIt'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
Dankrat169 13 February 2018 at 4:26 pm UTC
drlamb 13 February 2018 at 4:35 pm UTC
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GuestI 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
burningserenity 13 February 2018 at 5:28 pm UTC
evergreenI’m very happy for you all, sadly I’m still arkoholic and I’am waiting for a substitute or an improvement of it..

Admitting is the first step, so congratulations. In general, I find substitution therapy ineffective, though. RotT might be just what you need; something different ;)
Whitewolfe80 13 February 2018 at 5:54 pm UTC
Geppeto35Nice, let's work on Shadow of War now Feral :-P ^^

OH Fuck no its really not a good game i will not spoil the ending for you but its a let down put it that way.
jordicoma 13 February 2018 at 6:06 pm UTC
I played this game, and it's great. Now I have a reason to buy it.
Kimyrielle 13 February 2018 at 6:17 pm UTC
Good to see Square Enix is still committed! After not seeing anything from them making its way to Linux for a while, I was getting worried!
fabry92 13 February 2018 at 6:35 pm UTC
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