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Sounds like Killing Floor 2 won't come to Linux any time soon

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Sad news here, as it seems Killing Floor 2 is not coming to Linux any time soon, despite previous rumours about it.

Back in February I reported on Knockout Games doing the port, as it was listed on their site and they confirmed it in a Tweet that was later removed.

However, earlier this month the developer posted this on Steam:

It is not something actively in development at this time, but our engine team continues to evaluate it as a potential task weighed against the rest of their workload.

It's a shame really, since Tripwire announced Killing Floor 2 back in 2014 with SteamOS support. They also told me they would be doing the Linux/SteamOS version themselves. Priorities change of course, but it's still a shame.

I'm guessing something didn't work out with the port Knockout Games was supposedly doing, so hopefully someone else (perhaps Icculus?) can do it, or they can do it themselves in future as originally planned.

Thanks for the tip, spidernet.

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spidernet Aug 28, 2017
You're welcome Liam. ;)
h54 Aug 28, 2017
I gave up on this one a while ago and removed it from my wishlist. No Tux, bucks!
scaine Aug 28, 2017
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Glad I was sitting down when I read this... not. Like h54, I'd long removed it from my wishlist.

It's also extremely disingenuous of them to restrict their Steam forum posts to only those people who have bought the game. I lost faith in Tripwire when they did that, also locking various Linux threads after announcing that their one and only Linux engineer had moved on, but it was "still in their plans". No, it's really not.

Loved Killing Floor 1 as well. Probably about 125 hours in Windows, and then the same again in Linux - it's my second top played game of all time. To be cut off from the sequel hurts, even if it does get terrible reviews for all the micro transactions they introduced. After all, it's not like KF1 didn't have them either - Tripwire love their DLC-hell. I would still have bought KF2 if they'd followed through on their 2014 announcement promises.

But tux first, then bucks.
lucifertdark Aug 28, 2017
Well I just saved myself £20 & removed it from my wishlist.
GustyGhost Aug 28, 2017
The official Tripwire cross-platform porting process™:
  • Identify need for Linux machines to build on
  • Begin Ubuntu installation process
  • Something goes wrong
  • Give up forever
Corben Aug 28, 2017
Aww, too bad. We could now ask Aaron if he is not working on KF2 anymore. Maybe he is allowed to answer that.
RTheren Aug 28, 2017
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At least it runs great in Wine with 'dx10' option
DavidMacActs Aug 28, 2017
Quoting: h54I gave up on this one a while ago and removed it from my wishlist. No Tux, bucks!

Same. It's a shame, though, as I enjoyed the first one and was looking forward to playing it. Hopefully it will find its way to our platform.
LinuxGamesTV Aug 28, 2017
Quoting: RTherenAt least it runs great in Wine with 'dx10' option

And so you support Tripewire and her fib tactics.
doomiebaby Aug 28, 2017
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