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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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HollowSoldier 12 August 2017 at 7:33 pm UTC
Bioshock Mac and West Northwood Mac have 2 separate entries on the radar, so West Northwood can't be Bioshock. If Bioshock ever comes to linux, it isn't on the radar yet.


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MarechalLima 12 August 2017 at 7:43 pm UTC
Keyrock 12 August 2017 at 7:54 pm UTC
I don't know what it is, hence don't know whether to be disappointed.
Redface 12 August 2017 at 10:05 pm UTC
jayceeI 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.

Going with either OpenGL or Vulkan for Linux (they do have a Vulkan open beta for Mad Max and Dawn of War III has a Vulkan option built in too) will be additional work for developer, and QA for Linux has to be done too, but that was also the case when they still did OpenGL for Mac.

Maybe Bioshock Remastered also has some middleware that has Windows and MacOS but no Linux support.
scaine 12 August 2017 at 10:46 pm UTC
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Not a dig at GOL at all, but this article is quite funny as a result of the Feral radar. The article can be summed as basically: "A game we can't identify has possibly been delayed by an indeterminate amount of time, pushing back a release date we haven't been told about, but the Mac version of this unknown game, might still be on track, also for a unknown release date".

I'm glad we cleared this up.
liamdawe 12 August 2017 at 11:01 pm UTC
scaineNot a dig at GOL at all, but this article is quite funny as a result of the Feral radar. The article can be summed as basically: "A game we can't identify has possibly been delayed by an indeterminate amount of time, pushing back a release date we haven't been told about, but the Mac version of this unknown game, might still be on track, also for a unknown release date".

I'm glad we cleared this up.
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jaycee 12 August 2017 at 11:03 pm UTC
How do i get out of this chickenshit outfit ?
1xok 13 August 2017 at 12:23 am UTC
For supporting Linux you have to buy a PlayStation and use Sonys Now.

One day Valve will have to react to streaming and they can only can do this on the basis of SteamOS.

Feral have to work economically. If they went bankrupt no one would benefit. Most of my Linux gaming time I have spent in Feral ports, except Minecraft ... ups, Microsoft.

I also love Liam's Linux bias.


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gojul 13 August 2017 at 4:06 am UTC
I hope Feral is not letting us down...
wolfyrion 13 August 2017 at 4:54 am UTC
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btw there is a free DLC for Total Warhammer, you have to go to there web page create or login to your account and activate it through steam

https://dashboard.totalwar.com/home



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