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SpecOps: The Line For Linux Is Official, Being Ported By Virtual Programming

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I’m really looking forward to SpecOps: The Line, and now that it’s official I couldn’t be happier! We don’t have many great looking third person shooters, and VP’s porting has come a long way.

I’m cautiously optimistic about SpecOps: The Line as it looks like a great game, but due to my hard crashes with VP’s port of Bioshock, I don’t want my wee heart broken.

The developers now list it on their website directly as a Linux port in the “alpha” stages.

About the game
Spec Ops: The Line is a new original title from 2K Games that features provocative and gripping Third-Person modern military Shooter gameplay designed to challenge players' morality by putting them in the middle of unspeakable situations where unimaginable choices affecting human life must be made. Features include, a gripping, storyline reminiscent of Apocalypse Now and Heart of Darkness but set in a ruined Dubai, tactical squad-based Delta Force gameplay throughout a horizontally and vertically oriented world, devastating sandstorms which can be used in combat, a variety of multiplayer modes and maps, and deep support featuring two factions.

Check out Spec Ops: The Line on Steam, but remember kids, don’t buy it until the Linux version is released to make sure VP get their share of the monies.

How does everyone feel about Virtual Programming doing another port?

Thanks Berillions Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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Xpander 27 April 2015 at 7:51 pm UTC
great news.

witcher 2 and bioshock infinite are perfect for me without issues and superb framerate. (probably lot lower than windows versions, but got enough hardware to overcome that).
fishxz 27 April 2015 at 7:52 pm UTC
so many ports. im beggining to asking me who will be the last. ea, activision, bethesda or ubisoft :o
fishxz 27 April 2015 at 7:53 pm UTC
Xpandergreat news.

witcher 2 and bioshock infinite are perfect for me without issues and superb framerate. (probably lot lower than windows versions, but got enough hardware to overcome that).
your are lucky. bioshock runs bad for me. windows version runs atleast 2 times better, if not more. feels a bit like playing on wine...
BTRE 27 April 2015 at 7:55 pm UTC
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I played Spec Ops: The Line on a friend's console a few years ago. It's a game with an interesting story but is rather linear and probably not worth playing through again. It's good that it'll come to Linux but I think I'll pass on this one.

Good on VP for improving their technology. I think there's a lot of older games that developers/publishers don't care about anymore that they could port competently but I'd just as soon not see wrappers for newer games. I'd rather see newer games ported ideally in-house but if not by either Aspyr or Feral who have generally delivered consistently good ports.
kwahoo 27 April 2015 at 7:59 pm UTC
fishxzyour are lucky. bioshock runs bad for me. windows version runs atleast 2 times better, if not more. feels a bit like playing on wine...

Or you are unlucky - the BI works absolutely perfect on my slightly underpowered notebook. One of the best Linux ports I've ever played. But one small thing: the CPU governor has to be set up in the performance mode. Otherwise, you'll see shuttering.
Beta Version 27 April 2015 at 8:05 pm UTC
So there is another good game, that will never get a native port? I hate you, VP.
gojul 27 April 2015 at 8:07 pm UTC
I've seen some kind of memory leaks with the VP ports I have, except for Stronghold 3 which works well. Bioshock Infinite starts to go slower and slower after a while, until it crashes.
aL 27 April 2015 at 8:25 pm UTC
I went to check out the game and i already own it... how cool is that?
Ronsen 27 April 2015 at 8:45 pm UTC
Great Stuff! I always wanted to play that game in co-op...
sarmad 27 April 2015 at 9:04 pm UTC
Great news. It looks like Steam Machines will launch with far more AAA games than the PS4 launched with. Can't wait for November.
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