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For those watching any of the E3 livestreams, you might have noticed that We Happy Few [Official Site] developer Compulsion Games has joined Microsoft as a Microsoft Studio. Thankfully, We Happy Few is still coming to Linux.

As soon as I got back to my desk, I opened my inbox to see a number of worried readers. Naturally, I was also concerned. So I spoke with the developer shortly after about continuing Linux support, they told me this (quoted with permission):

Hey Liam

Yes, We Happy Few is still coming to Linux. Sorry for causing your readers concern! 

Cheers
Sam

In regards to a release date, they said this to me:

We have a build working internally but we haven't announced a Linux date yet. It'll be coming to Steam and GOG.

Really good news, a game I'm personally very excited to try as it looks simply incredible. Easily one of the best looking games thats coming out this year.

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Shmerl 10 June 2018 at 11:44 pm UTC
I'm glad to hear it's still coming, but it's probably going to be a problem for their future games after We Happy Few. With MS in control they will likely not crowdfund them anymore, and I expect that Linux and DRM-free releases won't be in their plans either.


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liamdawe 10 June 2018 at 11:51 pm UTC
Yeah, future games will be iffy. Still, good to know for this title
Shmerl 10 June 2018 at 11:53 pm UTC
MS won't go so far as to disrupt existing agreements, at least I don't expect them to. But to push exclusivity after that, is something "new" MS is totally expected to do.


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skye 10 June 2018 at 11:56 pm UTC
The cyberpunk 2077 vid had a mention of it being drm free apparently but the e3 thing also made a lot of mentions about exclusives sooo I'm not counting my chickens just yet but we'll see how microsoft decides to do things I guess...
Shmerl 10 June 2018 at 11:59 pm UTC
CDPR have a strong stance on being DRM-free, and so far they are not changing it, so for CP2077 it is expected. I'm more interested in what happened to their Linux plans. They messed up TW3 for Linux plans and never talked publicly about what it means for future games.


Last edited by Shmerl at 11 June 2018 at 12:04 am UTC
GustyGhost 11 June 2018 at 12:09 am UTC
[url=<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/tfaN267lI_Y" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe>]Compulsion Games has a bright future ahead![/url]
Leopard 11 June 2018 at 12:59 am UTC
ShmerlCDPR have a strong stance on being DRM-free, and so far they are not changing it, so for CP2077 it is expected. I'm more interested in what happened to their Linux plans. They messed up TW3 for Linux plans and never talked publicly about what it means for future games.

That silence means NO.
QUASAR 11 June 2018 at 1:02 am UTC
yessss
Shmerl 11 June 2018 at 2:07 am UTC
LeopardThat silence means NO.

Silence means they messed up and don't want to talk about it. But it says nothing about what else they can decide.
Retrogamer 11 June 2018 at 2:37 am UTC
Woah, Microsoft is on a buying spree as of late.
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