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Total War: WARHAMMER II [Steam, Official Site] has been officially announced and going by their release announcement, it sounds like it may get Linux support.


Now, take this with a grain of salt since they aren't yet giving us anything solid, but listed in their official announcement was this:
QuoteWill It be released on Mac and Linux from release?

Plans for Mac & Linux versions will be announced later in the year.

You wouldn't be saying that, if you weren't already planning for it somehow. That's the way I see it, but call me an optimist eh? It wouldn't be surprising though, given the others have made their way to Linux.

The game will start off with High Elves, Dark Elves, Lizardmen and a fourth race they aren't naming yet. You can bet there will be DLC races after release, like with the original.

The campaign will also be vastly different this time, with the main aim being to control a vortex seen in the trailer. The developers claim it's the first Total War game where the AI can beat you to the end-game.

If you own the first game and the second, you will get the option to play on a massive combined map. That sounds pretty sweet!

It's due for release later this year, but no firm date mentioned.

There will also be a Total War: WARHAMMER III, but they obviously aren't giving details on that yet.
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mirv 1 April 2017 at 1:44 pm UTC
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AnxiousInfusionHopefully they will do cross-platform multiplayer this time around.

I'd say don't expect that. It's likely that the engine will be as unchanged as possible, and the networking middleware probably won't be modified as well. Couple that with a GNU/Linux being a port rather than a direct development version (it makes sense for Feral to be doing this again), and you're looking at the exact same issues with the current total warhammer, and no cross-platform multiplayer.
Whitewolfe80 1 April 2017 at 4:27 pm UTC
it will come to linux as pretty much all the total war games have hit linux
Nouser 1 April 2017 at 5:53 pm UTC
Entire trailer: okay. Last 10 seconds: Skavens, fuck yeah!
Aryvandaar 1 April 2017 at 8:21 pm UTC
Still haven't been able to play the first with my games backlog. xD
Vuko2000 7 April 2017 at 7:45 am UTC
To bad there is no Dawn of War III on Linux??
lucifertdark 7 April 2017 at 9:56 am UTC
Vuko2000To bad there is no Dawn of War III on Linux??
The game hasn't even been released on any platform yet. Feral may surprise us in the near future with an announcement that they're working on it, FINGERS CROSSED!
Whitewolfe80 21 July 2017 at 9:27 am UTC
KeyrockDay 1 please. Pretty please with a cherry on top.
AnxiousInfusionWon't be day one it took months to get tw warhammer ported


Hopefully they will do cross-platform multiplayer this time around.

Nope Feral they dont do cross platform Aspyr do but Feral main concern is making sure it works, they dont like to Steam multi player which would allow cross play.
mirv 21 July 2017 at 9:36 am UTC
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KeyrockDay 1 please. Pretty please with a cherry on top.
AnxiousInfusionWon't be day one it took months to get tw warhammer ported


Hopefully they will do cross-platform multiplayer this time around.

Nope Feral they dont do cross platform Aspyr do but Feral main concern is making sure it works, they dont like to Steam multi player which would allow cross play.

Incorrect. It's been explained many times: there are technical reasons stopping this from Feral's side. It's likely that Feral could fix the problems if they were permitted to fix the windows version, but I can't see any publisher permitting that.

And it won't only be a problem for Feral, but they have games that are more popular where these problems are more visible.
Whitewolfe80 21 July 2017 at 9:57 am UTC
mirv
Whitewolfe80
KeyrockDay 1 please. Pretty please with a cherry on top.
AnxiousInfusionWon't be day one it took months to get tw warhammer ported


Hopefully they will do cross-platform multiplayer this time around.

Nope Feral they dont do cross platform Aspyr do but Feral main concern is making sure it works, they dont like to Steam multi player which would allow cross play.

Incorrect. It's been explained many times: there are technical reasons stopping this from Feral's side. It's likely that Feral could fix the problems if they were permitted to fix the windows version, but I can't see any publisher permitting that.

And it won't only be a problem for Feral, but they have games that are more popular where these problems are more visible.

Then how come both vp and Asypr can do it on every game and Feral can't
mirv 21 July 2017 at 10:07 am UTC
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mirv
Whitewolfe80
KeyrockDay 1 please. Pretty please with a cherry on top.
AnxiousInfusionWon't be day one it took months to get tw warhammer ported


Hopefully they will do cross-platform multiplayer this time around.

Nope Feral they dont do cross platform Aspyr do but Feral main concern is making sure it works, they dont like to Steam multi player which would allow cross play.

Incorrect. It's been explained many times: there are technical reasons stopping this from Feral's side. It's likely that Feral could fix the problems if they were permitted to fix the windows version, but I can't see any publisher permitting that.

And it won't only be a problem for Feral, but they have games that are more popular where these problems are more visible.

Then how come both vp and Asypr can do it on every game and Feral can't

Read my last comment again.
And then go play Grid: Autosport with a windows friend and see who ported that.
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