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Torment: Tides of Numenera looks set to get a day-1 Linux release

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The upcoming RPG and spiritual successor to Planescape: Torment should be seeing a simultaneous release across all platforms.

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Torment: Tides of Numenera [Official Site] is a storytelling-rich isometric RPG that has been in development for quite a few years now, following a highly-successful kickstarter campaign. After launching a limited version of the game on Steam’s Early Access last year exclusive to Windows users, quite a few of us were wondering if last month’s release date announcement included Linux. I reached out, at the time, to developer inXile to ask just that. It took a while due to the end-of-year rush but I recently got the following reply:

QuoteSorry for the very tardy response, we got backed up over the break.

We are currently working on the Linux version of Torment, and plan to release to our announced platforms at the same time.

Thanks,
inXile


So there you have it. Fingers crossed but it seems that we’ll be getting the game on Linux on February 28th along with everyone else. I’m personally looking forward to seeing how things turned out after 4 years of following the game's development.
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jgacas 12 January 2017 at 11:28 am UTC
Confession: I am properly excited about this game!
qptain Nemo 12 January 2017 at 11:38 am UTC
This is very good news.
Ardje 12 January 2017 at 11:48 am UTC
Actually the reason that I backed torment and bard's tale: linux support on day 1. I would be dissappointed if that wasn't the case, but they do deliver. Still have to play wasteland 2 though :-(. So many games, so little time.
Aleksei 12 January 2017 at 12:17 pm UTC
Great news.
Perkeleen_Vittupää 12 January 2017 at 4:16 pm UTC
ArdjeStill have to play wasteland 2 though :-(. So many games, so little time.

These damn 1st world problems!
badber 12 January 2017 at 8:03 pm UTC
Very good news, I just hope the early access version I tried isn't indicative of the system requirements for the final version because that one probably wouldn't run on an Intel integrated GPU which I may be interested in playing this with.

In any case, I anticipate playing this right away. I was very convinced by the writing in the EA version.
Schattenspiegel 13 January 2017 at 2:20 am UTC
Still have high hopes for the game. Although that monster UI with its animations that constandly scream: "Look at me! I am the thing that blocks 30+ % of your screen, mostly with border decorations, in case you havent noticed." is hard to ignore in the game footage i've seen so far. Hope that will not be as much of an atmosphere killer once one has goten used to it.
Anyway - nice to see day 1 release.
Grazen 13 January 2017 at 3:28 am UTC
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This is terrific news. I was going to buy this today and noticed that there was only a Windows version on Steam. I'll hold off and but it off the SteamOS store.
SlithyTove 13 January 2017 at 3:47 am UTC
Fantastic news.

Planescape Torment remains one of my all time favorite games. I can still remember vast amounts of that game's characters, settings, and story 16 years later.

I have some pretty high hopes for this one.
buenaventura 13 January 2017 at 7:51 am UTC
badberVery good news, I just hope the early access version I tried isn't indicative of the system requirements for the final version because that one probably wouldn't run on an Intel integrated GPU which I may be interested in playing this with.

In any case, I anticipate playing this right away. I was very convinced by the writing in the EA version.

Yeah I hope that they dont do a pillars of eternity and put in useless 3D models staggering my computer + endless loading screens between every transition, because that just ruins the game. I LOVE Planescape: Torment and I want this very much, IF it is playable.
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