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It seems the recent teaser of a new Linux & Mac port from Feral Interactive has seen the two platforms split, with Mac now getting it first.

When the "West Norwood" teaser was first announced, it was shown as coming to Linux & Mac at the same time. Now they each have an entry, with the Mac version due out first.

Now the Linux version is sat in the "Soon" section, with Mac in the "Very Soon" section:
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Have you any idea what it is yet?

I have to say it's a shame. Not unexpected though, since Feral now have to work with a different graphics API for Mac. They also likely have two different teams working on Linux & Mac ports, so the Linux team might be encountering problems.

So from Feral: Linux isn't getting Bioshock Remastered, the Total War WARHAMMER 'Norsca' DLC is delayed for us and the XCOM 2: War of the Chosen expansion is not a day-1 Linux release either. Hopefully Feral will step up a bit for us, but I'm sure they have some surprises in store for us yet.

This year they've already given us some really fun games like HITMAN, Shogun 2 and DiRT Rally. I personally hope for some more great single-player games from them!

Thanks to MaCroX95 in our Discord for pointing it out.
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Linas 12 August 2017 at 5:00 pm UTC
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Has Feral actually said that we are not getting Bioshock Remastered?
berillions 12 August 2017 at 5:02 pm UTC
I hope for Rise of the Tomb Raider ... Installed on Windows 10 VM but never played
Corralx 12 August 2017 at 5:02 pm UTC
Afaict Total War WARHAMMER 'Norsca' DLC and XCOM 2: War of the Chosen are delayed on macOS too, so it's not like only Linux is being let down.
Whitewolfe80 12 August 2017 at 5:04 pm UTC
LinasHas Feral actually said that we are not getting Bioshock Remastered?

Yup on twitter about 3 minutes when i asked they did the normal line we have nothing to share on linux but its available for Macos soon.
Leopard 12 August 2017 at 5:04 pm UTC
I think that can be related with API's.

Since Vulkan is being used on Feral's Linux ports , games were published with both OpenGL and Vulkan because OpenGL is still doing good and most important ; it is more reliable when it comes to drivers. Especially with open source ones. Mesa Vulkan drivers are not there yet.

On the other hand , publishing a game to MacOS with OpenGL 4.1 with it's crappy drivers is really pointless. So probably they are going with Metal only.
liamdawe 12 August 2017 at 5:14 pm UTC
CorralxAfaict Total War WARHAMMER 'Norsca' DLC and XCOM 2: War of the Chosen are delayed on macOS too, so it's not like only Linux is being let down.
Indeed, but the main point is still the same.

Edit: To clarify, about Linux having to wait around (regardless of the Mac position).


Last edited by liamdawe at 12 August 2017 at 5:19 pm UTC
Whitewolfe80 12 August 2017 at 5:42 pm UTC
berillionsI hope for Rise of the Tomb Raider ... Installed on Windows 10 VM but never played

I think there is a strong chance by all accounts they were happy with the revenue that TR brought it so maybe
jaycee 12 August 2017 at 6:01 pm UTC
I doubt that it's anything to do with Metal. Feral are like VP, with their IndirectX layer. You would write this layer to target Metal on the Mac but there is absolutely no reason their existing GL code for Linux would not still be usable.

For Micro Machines, VP used Metal on the Mac because otherwise, the game ran like shit. However the Linux version uses GL because it runs just fine. So, as much as certain people want to blame Apple's Metal, I think it is more likely that it is a licensing thing.

Also, haven't Feral already done Vulkan stuff? If that's the case, IndirectX already has some Vulkan targeting.
rustybroomhandle 12 August 2017 at 6:30 pm UTC
I just want to know what it is.
veccher 12 August 2017 at 7:28 pm UTC
they probably profit more from mac than fron linux, but at least we can conclude that it's a game that still don't have a mac version, and i hope it's something big, the last UFOs didn't take so long to come.
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