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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 Jun, 2019
Don't play with my hearth like this!
Luke_Nukem 9 Jun, 2019
Fook that looks intense. I can feel the adrenaline rush already.
x_wing 9 Jun, 2019
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 Jun, 2019
maybe they bring it for stadia too and if they already have a linux version.... put it on steam
Liam Dawe 9 Jun, 2019
Quoting: 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 Jun, 2019
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.
drmoth 10 Jun, 2019
Damn that looks good. Fingers crossed.
dpanter 10 Jun, 2019
Lack of support? What the flipping hell are you people on about...
Drugs are bad, m'kay?

Are you talking about the same Techland that STILL releases content and patches for Dying Light, almost 4,5 years after release? Still going with the weekly bonus dockets, still having events like the current Double Exp during E3, still active in the Steam forums, the Discord, the subReddit. No?

Every game can have problems, sorry if your experience was bad. I have played with lots of people over the years, both when using the Linux version and later with Proton. It has been nearly flawless. AMD GPU users have had a rough time with DL native and that's due to a bad port. Before I repeat myself too much, I'll link my own comment here.

And yes, I'm hella stoked for Dying Light 2! <3
(Bloody teaser trailer got my blood pumping)

Last edited by dpanter on 10 June 2019 at 9:27 am UTC
Nanobang 10 Jun, 2019
Salt dosed. Breath bated. Fingers Crossed. PleasepleasepleasepleasePLEEEEEAAAASSSSSEEE!!!
fabertawe 10 Jun, 2019
I concur! :D
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