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Speculation: Dying Light 2 may come to Linux after all

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Dying Light 2, the massive new open-world game from Techland is looking awesome and going by SteamDB, it may actually come to Linux.

Get your heavy dose of salt ready, treat this as completely speculative until we get something harder. On SteamDB, earlier today Techland began adding more details. The interesting update is this, which specifically mentions "Added oslist – windows,linux" which seems to indicate it will support Linux. That is, unless it was done by accident…although you would think these things would be checked more than once before submitting, but you never can be too sure on such things.

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If this really does turn out to be true, 2020 is going to be fun. Dying Light is one of my favourite games, so to have the second supported on Linux would be pretty incredible.

I've emailed Techland to see if they are able to tell us what's happening. I will update you if/when I get anything or if the SteamDB page gets updated again to remove any mention of Linux.

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Exidan 9 June 2019 at 9:32 pm UTC
Don't play with my hearth like this!
jasonm 9 June 2019 at 9:40 pm UTC
I'm not sure. I'm quite disappointed in the lack of support on the original. The multiplayer aspect never worked for many people and they wouldn't acknowledge it or do what it took to fix it for a very long time. I bought the game for myself and my game group right at release to play and it was always a total pain. As much as I wanted to love Dying Light I can't because of that.


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Luke_Nukem 9 June 2019 at 10:16 pm UTC
Fook that looks intense. I can feel the adrenaline rush already.
x_wing 9 June 2019 at 10:33 pm UTC
I probably played the first one once it got stable (or not so stable for a Mesa user, but at least it was playable), it was a pity the lack of support but it is a terrific single player game!

If it has Linux support and works as expected with Mesa drivers, I'll definitely pay the release price.
mylka 9 June 2019 at 11:15 pm UTC
maybe they bring it for stadia too and if they already have a linux version.... put it on steam
Liam Dawe 9 June 2019 at 11:26 pm UTC
mylkamaybe they bring it for stadia too and if they already have a linux version.... put it on steam
Yeah, that's entirely possible.
toojays 9 June 2019 at 11:51 pm UTC
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I bought the original a couple of years after release I guess. I only had a couple of crashes, so didn't notice any "bad support" issues. I had a great time with this game, so much so that it's one of only two games I've bothered to write a Steam review for. I haven't played the DLC yet though, or done all the side quests. So many games, so little time.

It'll be interesting to see what new mechanics playing as some kind of demi-infected brings.
lunix 10 June 2019 at 12:26 am UTC
jasonmI'm not sure. I'm quite disappointed in the lack of support on the original. The multiplayer aspect never worked for many people and they wouldn't acknowledge it or do what it took to fix it for a very long time. I bought the game for myself and my game group right at release to play and it was always a total pain. As much as I wanted to love Dying Light I can't because of that.

MP worked for me and for my friends and some of them were windows users.
jasonm 10 June 2019 at 1:26 am UTC
lunix
jasonmI'm not sure. I'm quite disappointed in the lack of support on the original. The multiplayer aspect never worked for many people and they wouldn't acknowledge it or do what it took to fix it for a very long time. I bought the game for myself and my game group right at release to play and it was always a total pain. As much as I wanted to love Dying Light I can't because of that.

MP worked for me and for my friends and some of them were windows users.

Others have reported similar and many report that it had issues. That's why I said "never worked for many" instead of saying never worked for anyone.
Swiftpaw 10 June 2019 at 1:31 am UTC
One of my favorite games as well. I hope Techland delivers and Linux gamers will be able to support them in return for Linux support. Hopefully this time they'll have a more expertly-done rendering pipeline. Hopefully it'll just be using Vulkan so there will be no need to have anything else.
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