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Looks like some more fun is heading our way, as the Serious Sam Fusion 2017 update build is ready, but marketing and paperwork needs to be done first.

Speaking on the Steam forum when asking about when it will be ready, a Croteam developer said this:
QuoteThe date hasn't been announced yet, but the build is ready. We are just waiting for the paperwork, marketing setup, etc. Should be in days, maybe a week....
You will not need to opt into beta. You will get the new app for free. The app will be titled "Serious Sam Fusion 2017 (beta)" to signify that it's a preliminary release and that we will further update and fix it as needed. But it doesn't require opt-in.

So it sounds like you will need to own Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter [Steam] to gain access to this beta. It's not clear how they will release it in full after, if it will have its own store entry or just become part of Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter itself.

It's exciting, since this will finally give Linux Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter and all the other games with proper support and they will all be powered by Vulkan.
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bubexel 16 March 2017 at 9:53 pm UTC
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Well i have been playing serious sam first encounter vr yesterday and today ^^
pete910 16 March 2017 at 11:22 pm UTC
Can't wait
ison111 16 March 2017 at 11:43 pm UTC
The only reason I haven't bought this yet is I've been unsure about how well it plays without VR and also wasn't completely sure of the status of their Linux build considering that the steam page still only shows windows.
I think I'll probably get it as soon as they release this update though so I can try it with Vulkan
crt0mega 16 March 2017 at 11:56 pm UTC
Yeah, I am ready!
natewardawg 17 March 2017 at 12:54 am UTC
That is super cool! I'm so happy these games will be Vulkan only on Linux. It seems like a big leap forward, even if they are older games
no_information_here 17 March 2017 at 3:36 am UTC
This is great! I don't own SS1 and SS2 yet, so I look forward to seeing how the update performs on Linux. I enjoyed SS3 (but Talos even more). Croteam are seriously awesome (pun intended)!
Swiftpaw 17 March 2017 at 7:00 am UTC
Can't wait! Go Croteam!
lucifertdark 17 March 2017 at 7:47 am UTC
Linux gaming is just about to get a bit more Serious. YAY!
gojul 17 March 2017 at 8:09 am UTC
I will grab this one as well.

Note : I bought the walking dead a while ago and it appeared in my Steam library on Linux. So it looks close to release (however CoH2 appeared on my library... 8 months before release )
Nanobang 17 March 2017 at 12:19 pm UTC
Croteam's efforts put to shame all those developers who can never manage to deliver on their promised Linux ports. Thanks go to the Croteam crew for having the will and competency to keep their word!
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