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The Linux release of River City Ransom: Underground will see a delay

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River City Ransom: Underground, the crowdfunded follow-up to the original will see a delay in the Linux version.

The developers announced the main release will be on February 27th and the Steam page has a SteamOS/Linux system requirements section making it seem like Linux would be a day-1 release. It won't be though, as I spoke to the developer on Facebook and they said this:
QuoteNo, Linux will be a bit later. We will update when it releases on Linux.

They also said this a few days earlier on Kickstarter:
QuoteRelease will be to Mac and PC, followed by Linux (which was the stretch goal).

This is a shame, but not unexpected. Lots of crowdfunded games end up delaying the Linux version (hi Carmageddon), but it's still never nice to find out. Linux support was a stretch goal at $205K, so it's a shame that even with the extra funds to make it possible we don't see same-day support. It does bug me a lot when a stretch goal for Linux is hit, yet no mention of it not being a same-day release. Developers really need to be clearer with communication.

I did point out that Steam lists SteamOS/Linux so they might want to remove that for now.

Anyway, here's the launch trailer:
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About the game
One of the best beat'em ups of the NES era is back!

Many years after vanquishing Slick on the school rooftop, Alex and Ryan must take to the streets again. Help a new crop of fighters defeat the hordes of River City, and clear their name in a sinister kidnapping plot. You'll earn money, unlock moves, and upgrade your skills in a sprawling city on the brink of total chaos. This modern take on an old classic features over 500 unique street fighting moves, dozens of weapons, secrets galore, and a bonus arena fighting mode. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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FireBurn 10 February 2017 at 4:45 pm UTC
Is it set in Glasgow? ;)
hateball 10 February 2017 at 6:51 pm UTC
Bleh. I was really excited to play this with, and my regular co-opers have sadly not yet seen the light so they are using a different platform. The unspecific "later" doesnt fill me with confidence, and as per this thread who even knows if crossplatform will be a thing https://steamcommunity.com/app/422810/discussions/0/135508031949694884/
Tchey 10 February 2017 at 8:18 pm UTC
QuoteMac and PC, followed by Linux

It hurts me everytime i read PC instead of Windows. Well done, propaganda team.
Whitewolfe80 11 February 2017 at 1:22 pm UTC
Tchey
QuoteMac and PC, followed by Linux

It hurts me everytime i read PC instead of Windows. Well done, propaganda team.

that marketing budget though... Yeah i agree it is really annoying that has happened.
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First thing I checked: Does it have co-op? Yes. I'm following this one!
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