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UPDATE: Techland confirm neither Dying Light nor Hellraid will come to Linux.

This may not be news for our readers who have been around for a while, but Techland's Chrome Engine 6 actually supports Linux.

Taking from their official website:
QuoteChrome Engine® 6 broadens the meaning of multiplatform as it now supports the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles, Linux and MacOS along with PC (DirectX 10 and 11), Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3.

It's good to see more game engines that offer up official support for Linux, but let's keep our feet on the ground and remember that Linux supported doesn't necessarily mean developers will actually use it.

Here's a look at what Chrome Engine 6 looks like with Dying Light:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3jO7OiXfFM

Now the reason it may not be surprising is we spoke to Techland back in March about Hellraid and they said this:
QuoteHello Liam,

We won’t have Linux/SteamOS version of the game at launch but would like to port it after the Windows and console versions are released.

Best regards,
Marcin

We did also note in that article that Chrome Engine 6 supported Linux, but it seems not many people took note (we did get a lot less traffic then though to be fair), so now is a good time for a refresher.

We have reached out to our Techland contacts to see if they have any more progress on Hellraid Linux & Dying Light that will use the Chrome Engine 6. It's promising considering back in March they were already being positive on the possibility of a Linux port of Hellraid.

A good way currently to show your support is tell the developers directly on their Steam forums how much you want to see them on Linux, and you can do so for Dying Light here and Hellraid here.

With thanks to RootGamer for reminding us. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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Maokei 18 September 2014 at 9:50 am UTC
This is awesome news!
dubigrasu 18 September 2014 at 10:16 am UTC
I'm starting to be overwhelmed by the amount of Linux games that might hit us.
I must find a better paid job.
BOYSSSSS 18 September 2014 at 12:58 pm UTC
QuoteLinux and MacOS along with PC
Man how i get annoyed when i see this, it's Windows not PC!
stan 18 September 2014 at 1:01 pm UTC
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I’d love to get that on Linux, if it’s as good as Dead Island.
FutureSuture 18 September 2014 at 1:28 pm UTC
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Both games definitely look interesting. I am keeping my wallet at the ready.
Segata Sanshiro 18 September 2014 at 1:54 pm UTC
The main reason no-one has heard of it is bad/non-existent PR, media relations, etc. It's amazing how many great games go under the radar just because they haven't hired someone to publicise it, send out press releases, reach out to the community. They spend a great amount of resources developing something, then make no effort in selling it. This is the case with most developers in Argentina, which is why I am looking for work there.

As for how good the game is, I have only just started the first two chapters today, so I didn't comment on it because I don't know. It does look pretty promising though as I think having n weapons is a plus - it's not as scary when you can easily blow up any potential threat you see. Creating a sense of helplessness is far more effective (it's why the first Amnesia was s terrifying).
seven 18 September 2014 at 2:00 pm UTC
awesome news, i needed that after the Double Fine/Chucklefish debacle
killx_den 18 September 2014 at 2:47 pm UTC
Hellraid would be awesome
I hope there is a lot more to come.
ave 18 September 2014 at 4:00 pm UTC
looks good! I must say though, the city portions of Dead island were my least favorite, so I'll wait and see with this one. Also pity there isn't going to be any split screen. This would be epic on a big screen with a friend.
Zelox 18 September 2014 at 7:25 pm UTC
Another awsome news !
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