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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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MintedGamer 13 February 2018 at 6:48 pm UTC
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Thanks Feral! I will be buying this for sure.
yar4e 13 February 2018 at 6:58 pm UTC
After the Witcher 3 it's the most awaited Linux port for me!) Will buy it full price!
Luke_Nukem 13 February 2018 at 7:03 pm UTC
I wish using seasons to state dates wasn't a thing for international products. Winter here is the middle of the year.
jens 13 February 2018 at 7:17 pm UTC
Very cool, can't wait to press the purchase button!
Shadowsedge117 13 February 2018 at 7:50 pm UTC
I have been waiting for this! So excited!
mirv 13 February 2018 at 8:00 pm UTC
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Luke_NukemI wish using seasons to state dates wasn't a thing for international products. Winter here is the middle of the year.

I get very confused when that's done as well. Most annoying. I don't get what's wrong with using good old fashioned Q1, Q2, Q3, or Q4.
omer666 13 February 2018 at 8:06 pm UTC
Wow, that's impressive.
Ray54 13 February 2018 at 8:08 pm UTC
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Excellent news. However, am I the only person who does not understand how the clue "O VAIN ILLUSION OF GLORY AND GRANDEUR" refers to "Rise of the Tomb Raider"?

I can play all of the old tomb raider games on Linux using Wine, except I can't get GoG Tomb Raider III to start at all (tried several versions of Wine and all the WineHQ tips). Anybody have any work around for Ubuntu 16.04 (actually Mint 18.3 and NVidia)? Does it play well under VirtualBox or similar?
ElectricPrism 13 February 2018 at 8:30 pm UTC
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Since the game has a VR version I wonder if the Linux Vulkan version is getting ship shape for VR.

Looking forward to some Twitch Streams of this and some play. Glad Feral is pumping things through the pipeline I want to buy.
finaldest 13 February 2018 at 8:43 pm UTC
Hell yes, Been waiting forever to play this game. I will buy direct from feral store once released.

Thank you to Feral/Square Enix for bringing the next game in the franchise to us Linux folks. Cannot wait to see what other games you are working on.

The other yet to be announced Linux game on the feral radar, Call Of Duty perhaps?
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