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The cogs are rolling, and XCOM 2 is extremely close to release. So close in fact that we finally have the XCOM 2 system requirements for Linux players. This is confirmed by 2K directly, but Feral have yet to confirm it directly.

Correction: 2K had it wrong, here's the requirements directly from Feral Interactive.

Sadly, it's another major release on Linux that only supports Nvidia. It might work on AMD & Intel, but you're on your own for now. Probably the usual case of open source drivers have bugs/incomplete OpenGL support, and AMD Catalyst probably has the usual known performance problems.

RECOMMENDED
OS: Ubuntu 14.04.2 64-bit or Steam OS
Processor: Intel i7 series
RAM: 8GB
Graphics: 2GB NVIDIA 960

MINIMUM
OS: Ubuntu 14.04.2 64-bit or Steam OS
Processor: Intel i3-3225 3.3 GHz
RAM: 4GB
Graphics: 1GB NVIDIA 650

The minimum is pretty low, so it looks like it might scale reasonably well across the lower-end. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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Eike 3 Feb, 2016
I'm getting close to minimum with my GTX660 these days.
Time to upgrade, but I wanted to wait for this year's new chip generation.
sub 3 Feb, 2016
As AMD user I'll most likely have to play it under Windows.
Stupendous Man 3 Feb, 2016
Quoting: EikeI'm getting close to minimum with my GTX660 these days.
Time to upgrade, but I wanted to wait for this year's new chip generation.

Same here with my factory-overclocked GTX660 (should be on par with a GTX660ti). In my case though, I should probably upgrade everything since I have an i3-2120 3,30GHz CPU and 8GB RAM. Won't be any time soon though, as I'm still able to play the latest Linux games with OK performance at medium-high; Alien Isolation runs absolutely great at high, Shadow of Mordor runs fine on medium, but Cities Skylines is an absolute memory-hog and quickly fills the 8GB, even without mods.
I just hope I can play X-Com 2 when I eventually pick it up.
lordheavy 3 Feb, 2016
Quoting: subAs AMD user I'll most likely have to play it under Windows.

You'll can buy it on the Feral store, then play it under windows :p


Last edited by lordheavy on 3 February 2016 at 11:16 am UTC
Teal 3 Feb, 2016
It's rather cute they recommend just an i3. Seems like a decently optimized game.

I have "just" a GTX760 but 960 barely beats in benchmarks so I think I am good.
Beamboom 3 Feb, 2016
Phew - my trusty old gtx680 is still valid.
I'll not purchase a new graphics card until I know what the requirements of the Valve VR set will be.
BabaoWhisky 3 Feb, 2016
I have a Nvidia Gtx 970M.

Do you think that I can use the ultra settings ?
Arehandoro 3 Feb, 2016
I'm good for this one, can't complain at all :)
mirv 3 Feb, 2016
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Just to say that Feral have been doing a lot of work to get things running under Mesa recently (really, really awesome to see). It's still not official support, and will likely require running the latest git version of Mesa (11.2), but I can personally vouch for several games from Feral running, and running well, with Mesa (r600 and radeonsi - sorry, no intel chips to test with).
So if you're unsure, wait for a bit to see if your hardware will, unofficially, handle the game.
lucifertdark 3 Feb, 2016
GTX 770 here, good to go. :D
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