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Torment: Tides of Numenera the next CRPG from inXile entertainment has been delayed until 2017 and they have also partnered with a publisher.

There is still no mention of a Linux release in the latest update, and it's likely Linux won't see a build until very near the main release:

@hunttis @BrianFargo We may do OS X and Linux prior to final release, but aren't committing to it for sure. We'll see!

— InXile Entertainment (@Inxile_Ent) June 9, 2016


I get that having multiple operating systems during a beta can increase support load, but how can they expect to have a polished Linux release without outside testing like Windows gets?

Writing on Kickstarter they said this:

QuoteSo, we have two paths open to us, a bit of choice and consequence, if you will. Those of you who have been following our updates know we have been hinting towards a late 2016 release, and we could crunch and rush to get the game out around November. But doing so would mean both sacrificing the quality of our localization and would lead to a less polished game for the nearly 100,000 people total who have backed the game. Therefore, in the interests of giving everyone the best experience, we will be releasing Torment in early Q1 2017.


As for a publisher:

QuoteThis localization is no small feat (not to mention costly!), but we have a secret weapon… we're partnering with a certain publisher to help out on this front. But who is this partner? We can't comment on that just yet… but you will learn more very soon.
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ElectricPrism 9 Jun, 2016
That was actually really immersive, most games don't immerse me - I sort of feel a Star Craft 1 to the graphics which I adore.

Wake me up when the sleeper makes an entrance.
Shmerl 9 Jun, 2016
I hope the publisher won't mess things up with DRM and other trash. If it's someone like Devolver Digital, it can be good.


Last edited by Shmerl on 9 June 2016 at 8:27 pm UTC
Keyrock 9 Jun, 2016
Is it Paradox? I bet it's Paradox.
Stupendous Man 9 Jun, 2016
I was all happy when I got an email an hour ago, saying I could join the Beta since I kickstarted. And then I saw there's no Linux version... :-(

Back to waiting.
Shmerl 9 Jun, 2016
I hope Paradox aren't going to cause any issues (if they are this publisher). A lot of games developed by their own studios are Steam only. I even suspect upcoming Tyranny by Obsidian which is funded by Paradox will also have such problem.


Last edited by Shmerl on 9 June 2016 at 10:17 pm UTC
zimplex1 9 Jun, 2016
Quoting: ShmerlI hope Paradox aren't going to cause any issues (if they are this publisher). A lot of games developed by their own studios are Steam only. I even suspect upcoming Tyranny by Obsidian which is funded by Paradox will also have such problem.

Must be hard watching all these steam only games pass you by then. I personally don't see steam as an issue/problem, even as drm since it's not invasive or hindering in any way.
Shmerl 9 Jun, 2016
Quoting: zimplex1Must be hard watching all these steam only games pass you by then.

Usually not. Most of them are kind of noise. Some of them are admittedly something that I still hope will come out DRM-free (like Bioshock Infinite), but other than that there are plenty of good DRM-free games to play, I even didn't catch up on my backlog yet.

With Paradox though, I'm somewhat concerned about future Vampire: The Masquerade games, just because I like the settings. Since Paradox bought White Wolf, they'll be in control of those games, and if they'll make them Steam only, that will be rather upsetting to me personally.


Last edited by Shmerl on 9 June 2016 at 10:54 pm UTC
Cybolic 9 Jun, 2016
They really messed up in the wording of their Kickstarter update, "Beta Access for All Backers". Apparently Linux and Mac backers aren't even included in the definition of "all" anymore :(
Shmerl 9 Jun, 2016
Quoting: CybolicThey really messed up in the wording of their Kickstarter update, "Beta Access for All Backers". Apparently Linux and Mac backers aren't even included in the definition of "all" anymore :(

They probably meant [Windows version] beta access for all backers. That's about right.
Cybolic 9 Jun, 2016
Quoting: Shmerl
Quoting: CybolicThey really messed up in the wording of their Kickstarter update, "Beta Access for All Backers". Apparently Linux and Mac backers aren't even included in the definition of "all" anymore :(

They probably meant [Windows version] beta access for all backers. That's about right.

Probably, but they didn't mention any platforms in the remaining text, so it really does seem like "Windows = all" to them at the moment. Wasteland 2 was great though, so I'll keep the pitchforks in the basement for now ;)
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