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Rise of the Tomb Raider will release for Linux this month

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Just announced by Feral Interactive, Rise of the Tomb Raider will release for Linux this month after the Mac version.

This will be the twenty first Linux port from Feral (counting the Dawn of War II and Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai standalones together with the main games), although they are also bringing Life is Strange: Before the Storm and Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia to Linux so there's more to look forward to this year.

The game will release April 12th for Mac, with no reason currently stated for the later release of the Linux version. There's likely a very good reason for the delay though, the last thing Feral would want is a delay, so don't fret. Hopefully they will announce the Linux system requirements soon too, as that is also unknown right now.

As a reminder, Feral will be livestreaming the game on Linux tomorrow at 5PM UTC on their official Twitch Channel. Here's a handy timer to help you:

2018-04-10 17:00:00

The Linux version will be using Vulkan, so hopefully it will perform well. An advantage of getting the game later, is that we get all the DLC with the Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration edition.

If you wish to ensure your purchase counts as a Linux sale and support future Linux ports, you can purchase it directly from Feral's store. Alternatively, you can purchase it on the day of release from the Humble Store (affiliate link) or Steam directly. We don't generally recommend buying it before it's released, although in the case of the Feral store, there's no issue with that as it goes to them directly.

Exciting, April is going to be a good month!

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FireBurn 9 Apr, 2018
I wonder if the delay is due to the VR stuff in the 20th Anniversary?
Adamfx990 9 Apr, 2018
Great! Now will I be able to run it on a 980 I wonder?

I wish I was being sarcastic ><
drmoth 9 Apr, 2018
I'm guessing the Mac version is not using Vulkan, which could explain the Linux delay.
Eike 9 Apr, 2018
FireBurnI wonder if the delay is due to the VR stuff in the 20th Anniversary?

While it would be great (well, for those who have got the hardware), I wouldn't expect it.
Leopard 9 Apr, 2018
drmothI'm guessing the Mac version is not using Vulkan, which could explain the Linux delay.

It uses Metal but it is not related to getting it first i guess.

Targeted hardware on Mac is limited which needs less testing while on Linux you can find many different configs.
tuubi 9 Apr, 2018
Adamfx990Great! Now will I be able to run it on a 980 I wonder?

I wish I was being sarcastic ><
Is there any reason at all to suspect you won't? Sure sounds sarcastic.
Beamboom 9 Apr, 2018
EhvisI wonder why they chose to stream the Linux version when Mac version is releasing two days later.

Yeah I know, right? It seems they really dig Linux. And I totally dig that. Totally.
Leopard 9 Apr, 2018
Adamfx990Great! Now will I be able to run it on a 980 I wonder?

I wish I was being sarcastic ><

Yes , probably you can. Why you thought that way?
Liam Dawe 9 Apr, 2018
Beamboom
EhvisI wonder why they chose to stream the Linux version when Mac version is releasing two days later.

Yeah I know, right? It seems they really dig Linux. And I totally dig that. Totally.
I imagine it helps with community goodwill, especially since we're getting it later. It's not a lot later obviously, but it's nice to see them do such things
Erzfeind 9 Apr, 2018
I guess they delay the release to have less impact on the support. Their support will be flooded with requests on launch day.
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