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Feral Interactive have once again delivered for strategy games fans, with the release today of Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia for Linux. As a reminder, this is another Linux port that's Vulkan-only as Feral are now full steam ahead with this newer API.

About the game:

Thrones of Britannia is a standalone Total War game which will challenge you to re-write a critical moment in history, one that will come to define the future of modern Britain. With ten playable factions, you must build and defend a kingdom to the glory of Anglo-Saxons, Gaelic clans, Welsh tribes or Viking settlers. Forge alliances, manage burgeoning settlements, raise armies and embark on campaigns of conquest across the most detailed Total War map to date.

There’s ten different playable factions: West Seaxe, Mierce, The Gaels – Mide and Circenn, The Welsh – Gwined and Strat Clut, The Great Viking Army – Northymbre and East Engle and finally The Viking Sea Kings – Dyflin and Sudreyar. Who will you be controlling?

A note about multiplayer: It's compatible between Mac and Linux, but you cannot play online against Windows players.

If I’ve counted them correctly, this makes the 7th Total War game to arrive on Linux from Feral (there's 8 total, with one not done by Feral), so it’s pleasing to see Feral continue to bring such popular titles over.

Here's a few initial benchmarks - 1080p

Here's a look at how it stacks up against the Windows version - 1080p:

Performance looks pretty good overall, certainly seems to be smooth. When comparing it directly to Windows 10, what it was originally designed for, it's impressive the scores are as close as they are.

In terms of a full review, I’m handing this one over to BTRE who will be able to do it justice. Keep an eye out for that in the coming days.

You can find Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia on Humble Store, Feral Store and Steam.

As a reminder, we also still have Life is Strange: Before the Storm and another game currently being teased to come to Linux from Feral Interactive.

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Alm888 7 Jun, 2018
Quoting: riusmaFrom the artwork I will say: Hellblade: senua's sacrifice confirmed as the next game ported to Linux by Feral! ^_^
Which will create confusion as the game is currently being sold on GOG, but due to Feral policy Linux version would not be available there.
Liam Dawe 7 Jun, 2018
Quoting: Alm888
Quoting: riusmaFrom the artwork I will say: Hellblade: senua's sacrifice confirmed as the next game ported to Linux by Feral! ^_^
Which will create confusion as the game is currently being sold on GOG, but due to Feral policy Linux version would not be available there.
Please don't make things up, Feral have never said that. Feral just happen to port games that are not on GOG and they won't throw their partners under a bus whose decision it will be on what store it goes on.
SuperTux 7 Jun, 2018
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Only had time to benchmark, getting high 40's on Slackware with a powerful I-7 8700 coupled with a bottlenecking 960 2GB vram.

Will play more later and fiddle with settings to get the perfect balance for me.
DamonLinuxPL 7 Jun, 2018
Again no crossplatform multi? So... again game not for me... Sorry Feral, I can't buy not fully working port...
Jahimself 7 Jun, 2018
Performancewise, Rise of Tomb Raider was an exceptionnal port, but this one seems to really be the best one ever made by feral.
Alm888 7 Jun, 2018
Quoting: liamdawePlease don't make things up, Feral have never said that. Feral just happen to port games that are not on GOG and they won't throw their partners under a bus whose decision it will be on what store it goes on.
Sorry to disappoint you (and all who up-voted your comment), but the reality is simply not on your side. The "We are not to decide where it must be sold" argument sounds plausible but is not true. Sorry, this argument was debunked.


Last edited by Alm888 on 7 June 2018 at 3:07 pm UTC
mirv 7 Jun, 2018
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Quoting: Alm888
Quoting: liamdawePlease don't make things up, Feral have never said that. Feral just happen to port games that are not on GOG and they won't throw their partners under a bus whose decision it will be on what store it goes on.
Sorry to disappoint you (and all who up-voted your comment), but the reality is simply not on your side. The "We are not to decide where it must be sold" argument sounds plausible but is not true. Sorry, this argument was debunked.

I like how the link to your "proof" was refuted in the immediately following comment.

Seriously, stop trying to spread false rumours. If you don't like Feral games not appearing on GOG, that's fine, but leave it at that.
Mountain Man 7 Jun, 2018
Quoting: shawnsterpAre all these Total War games they keep pumping out actually different? I have a couple but I gotta admit I haven't really gotten around to playing them.
That's what I keep wondering. I have Empire: Total War, and Total War: Warhammer, and they are virtually identical in terms of gameplay.
Mountain Man 7 Jun, 2018
Quoting: DamonLinuxPLAgain no crossplatform multi? So... again game not for me... Sorry Feral, I can't buy not fully working port...
It's not Feral's fault. It's because the game on Windows uses proprietary math libraries that are not available for Linux, so it's literally impossible to create cross platform play between Windows and Linux, at least until developers stop using those proprietary libraries.
Liam Dawe 7 Jun, 2018
Quoting: mirv
Quoting: Alm888
Quoting: liamdawePlease don't make things up, Feral have never said that. Feral just happen to port games that are not on GOG and they won't throw their partners under a bus whose decision it will be on what store it goes on.
Sorry to disappoint you (and all who up-voted your comment), but the reality is simply not on your side. The "We are not to decide where it must be sold" argument sounds plausible but is not true. Sorry, this argument was debunked.

I like how the link to your "proof" was refuted in the immediately following comment.

Seriously, stop trying to spread false rumours. If you don't like Feral games not appearing on GOG, that's fine, but leave it at that.
Yeah amusing, linking to a post I already argued against.

Feral have to say such things in public, again, to not place blame on their partners. The fact that some don't understand this is amusing.
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