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Total War: SHOGUN 2 looks like it will be heading to Linux & SteamOS

Posted by , 20 February 2017 at 3:34 pm UTC / 16299 views
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Well this was quite a surprise to see! It looks like Total War: SHOGUN 2 [Steam] is going to make an appearance on Linux & SteamOS.

Just now I saw this pop-up on SteamDB:
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Another highly rated strategy game that certainly looks like it will come to Linux. Of course, SteamDB isn't confirmation, but it's looking pretty likely. No idea when it will happen of course, but we will keep you updated if we hear anything.

Feral Interactive did the Mac version, so it's likely they are now bringing it over to Linux. I haven't personally heard anything from them on that though.

About the game
Total War: SHOGUN 2 features enhanced full 3D battles via land and sea, which made a name for the series, as well as the tactical campaign map that many refer to as the heart and soul of Total War. Featuring a brand new AI system inspired by the scriptures that influenced Japanese warfare, the millennia old Chinese “Art of War”, the Creative Assembly brings the wisdom of Master Sun Tsu to Total War: SHOGUN 2. Analysing this ancient text enabled the Creative Assembly to implement easy to understand yet deep strategical gameplay.


If it lands on Linux will you be picking up a copy? Or do you already own it and look forward to playing it on Linux? Let us know in the comments.
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hm11 commented on 20 February 2017 at 3:41 pm UTC

This is good, little by little all my games on my library will be on Linux.. that would be cool.


Whitewolfe80 commented on 20 February 2017 at 3:50 pm UTC

Already own it from way back when i dual booted but cool always welcome to have another game in the linux fold.


cxpher@gmail.com commented on 20 February 2017 at 3:52 pm UTC

Already own it. Can't wait to play it on Linux. Might get me into Total War.


gojul commented on 20 February 2017 at 4:04 pm UTC

Already own it. Great news anyway and I won't hesitate to buy it a second time to support devs


Zlopez commented on 20 February 2017 at 4:09 pm UTC
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I only hope, thre will be a cross platform multiplayer. Right now, I want to play the Total War: Warhammer with my friends, but all of them are playing on Windows and this "incompatible versions" error is quite annoying. Same with the DOW 2, I played all of the single campaings in all DOW 2 games on Linux, but I'm unable to find any multiplayer game. There were problem to find a game even on Windows a year ago. Now on Linux it is almost impossible.

I knew this is not the fault of the Feral Interactive. I'ts sad, that this could be easily solved by making a dedicated servers, but this means, rewriting of multiplayer code of the game for which nobody wants to pay for.


Overlord commented on 20 February 2017 at 4:12 pm UTC

Be afraid,Samurai cavalry coming straight, to hit you.


chimpy commented on 20 February 2017 at 4:20 pm UTC

I usually buy anything Feral, but games like these absolutely need cross platform multiplayer. So will wait and see.


Nor Mantis commented on 20 February 2017 at 5:04 pm UTC
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YES!

This is my favorite Total War game and the only game I miss from my Windows days. This is fantstic news!


Jewgeni Filippowitsch Iwanowski commented on 20 February 2017 at 5:10 pm UTC

This game had let me waste more than 100 hours of my lifetime until I stopped booting Windows. Now I'm looking forward to wasting more of it.

And it has a great graphical style - it's truly my favourite Total War title.


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Purple Library Guy commented on 20 February 2017 at 5:17 pm UTC

I'll probably get this. I've been interested in it for a while, but y'know, no Tux no Bux.


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