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Shadow of War, a sequel to Shadow of Mordor announced, no word on Linux yet

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Shadow of War has been officially announced as a sequel to Shadow of Mordor. Hopefully Feral Interactive will grab the porting rights again here, as Shadow of Mordor was fantastic.

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Will keep my ear close to the ground on this one and keep you informed of any Linux push with it.

As a huge Lord of the Rings fan, I am extremely excited by it. I will still stick to my guns and say "no tux no bux", but for any other LotR fan this will be exciting news.

Considering Feral ported the original, they may still have good contacts to do this one too. This might be a good time to ask Feral to port it and what a coincidence, they just today asked for requests:

#THEREQUESTINATOR IS ON. Input your Mac, Linux or mobile game request and its chances will increase by exactly 13.37%. BZZT-BLIP. BING! pic.twitter.com/lhMnMYdoL2

— Feral Interactive (@feralgames) February 27, 2017


Here's to hoping eh?

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Eike 27 February 2017 at 2:51 pm UTC
Hm...!

I liked Shadow of Mordor, but got bored over time with its Ubisoft formula. So I just played through the main story in the second half. I wonder if I should do the same with this one. Either case it would be great to have it ported on Linux!
Mblackwell 27 February 2017 at 3:11 pm UTC
I hope this gets ported, I had a lot of fun with the original.
Beamboom 27 February 2017 at 3:19 pm UTC
Shadow Of Mordor came across to me as a patchwork with the custom skins that skipped to default skin in cutscenes. That was particularly stupid if you played with the female skin/model, like I did.

So I hope one can select gender as part of the main game (and not just a DLC skin) and stick to that gender throughout the game this time.
Guest 27 February 2017 at 3:33 pm UTC
Tried and tested formula but you get the feeling that once you have played AC, SOM, MadMax or any other 'open world' Ubisoft title then you have played them all. Same core game with a different skins & audio.

Still if you enjoy that forumula then that's good and it is more AAA on Linux. Il take a pass on this though unless it's radically different.


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Leopard 27 February 2017 at 3:33 pm UTC
One more reason to Valve for push up Linux.That game supports "play anywhere".Which means if you buy it from Windows Store via your Ms Account,you will be able play this on Xbox too.Resident Evil 7 has this feature as well.

If this thing continues(which it will); people who wanna switch for computer or switch for a console will stick to Ms solutions.

At some point you will see people will prefer Ms store to Steam.
hardpenguin 27 February 2017 at 3:42 pm UTC
Amazing news and as a LOTR fan I hope that Feral and WB will make it appear on Linux
Beamboom 27 February 2017 at 3:43 pm UTC
LeopardAt some point you will see people will prefer Ms store to Steam.
Amongst the Xbox console owners, true. But only those. And that will not change - Steam will never be able to offer a cross play to that segment anyway.

But yeah - it's of course a good thing for those with both a Steambox and a Windows PC.
tuubi 27 February 2017 at 3:49 pm UTC
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EikeI liked Shadow of Mordor, but got bored over time with its Ubisoft formula.
I think it's just the unimaginative and tedious execution of the formula that did it for me. I loved Mad Max. I liked the early Batman Arkham games and AC IV Black Flag on my brother's Playstation, and even the positively moronic Just Cause 2 was very entertaining. These all build on the same core mechanic but do it better IMHO. I uninstalled SoM before getting even close to halfway in I think. I will try to pick it up again at some point, but I'm not looking forward to it. Maybe you need to be a Tolkien fan to appreciate this game?

BeamboomSo I hope one can select gender as part of the main game (and not just a DLC skin) and stick to that gender throughout the game this time.
I doubt it. The teaser suggests you'll be playing the same main character.
Leopard 27 February 2017 at 3:53 pm UTC
Beamboom
LeopardAt some point you will see people will prefer Ms store to Steam.
Amongst the Xbox console owners, true. But only those. And that will not change - Steam will never be able to offer a cross play to that segment anyway.

But yeah - it's of course a good thing for those with both a Steambox and a Windows PC.

That thing will be much more strong argument i guess,which MS do their own platform exclusive titles now and then.

So if you want to play them,you must stick with MS solutions.If you start to invest a platform or a store,it will be hard for to let it go.Just look at the Apple ecosystem,most of the people are highly bounded with them because people don't want to buy their paid apps once more.

That threat is so strong,only PlayStation and Origin can survive this because they have some kickass exclusive games.
Mohandevir 27 February 2017 at 4:36 pm UTC
Leopard
Beamboom
LeopardAt some point you will see people will prefer Ms store to Steam.
Amongst the Xbox console owners, true. But only those. And that will not change - Steam will never be able to offer a cross play to that segment anyway.

But yeah - it's of course a good thing for those with both a Steambox and a Windows PC.

That thing will be much more strong argument i guess,which MS do their own platform exclusive titles now and then.

So if you want to play them,you must stick with MS solutions.If you start to invest a platform or a store,it will be hard for to let it go.Just look at the Apple ecosystem,most of the people are highly bounded with them because people don't want to buy their paid apps once more.

That threat is so strong,only PlayStation and Origin can survive this because they have some kickass exclusive games.

Just to add to the discussion...

http://www.pcworld.com/article/3174483/windows/new-windows-10-feature-blocks-desktop-apps-points-to-windows-store-instead.html

It seems that Microsoft is gearing up to push UWP to it's full potential... Usually it starts like that and in a future update becomes mandatory. That's Microsoft's usual way of imposing stuff.
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