You can sign up to get a daily email of our articles, see the Mailing List page!

Worms W.M.D will see a slight delay with the Linux version

Posted by , | Views: 8,374

Team17 have announced that Worms W.M.D will release on August 23rd, but the Linux version is going to be post-launch.

@gamingonlinux We are looking at Linux support post launch on the 23rd Aug :)

— Worms™ (@WormsTeam17) July 12, 2016


Sad, but hopefully the delay will allow them to make sure the Linux version is properly polished and ready. I really want to play it, so I would hate for it to be riddled with issues.

The other issue is that their pre-order campaign includes bonus stuff from other games, but of course no Linux gamer will pre-order it since it won't have Day-1 Linux support. I asked, and it's being looked into:

@gamingonlinux This will be taken into consideration :)

— Worms™ (@WormsTeam17) July 12, 2016


It's really great to see that Team17 is so responsive!

Anyway, if you do decide to pre-order (or if they sort out something for us post-release) this is what you will get:

YouTube Thumbnail
YouTube videos require cookies, you must accept their cookies to view. View cookie preferences.
Accept Cookies & Show   Direct Link
Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
0 Likes
We do often include affiliate links to earn us some pennies. We are currently affiliated with GOG, Humble Store and Paradox Interactive. See more information here.
About the author -
I am the owner of GamingOnLinux. After discovering Linux back in the days of Mandrake in 2003, I constantly came back to check on the progress of Linux until Ubuntu appeared on the scene and it helped me to really love it. You can reach me easily by emailing GamingOnLinux directly.
See more from me
The comments on this article are closed.
11 comments
Page: 1/2»
  Go to:

poke86 12 July 2016 at 12:46 pm UTC
View PC info
  • Supporter
It's not too bad, considering their track record we can trust them to actually deliver.
WienerWuerstel 12 July 2016 at 12:55 pm UTC
Linux games and delays... so business as usual
tadzik 12 July 2016 at 1:07 pm UTC
I wouldn't be so impressed with their track record, in case of Worms Reloaded for example it didn't support any DLCs on Linux, and if I recall correctly doesn't even do cross-platform multiplayer. Hopefully WMD will set their record straight about this
ProfessorKaos64 12 July 2016 at 1:12 pm UTC
tadzikI wouldn't be so impressed with their track record, in case of Worms Reloaded for example it didn't support any DLCs on Linux, and if I recall correctly doesn't even do cross-platform multiplayer. Hopefully WMD will set their record straight about this
Despite that, it seemed to work pretty good. What engine was it built on?
tofuhead 12 July 2016 at 1:27 pm UTC
hmm, I'm a long time worms fan... so I probably will try this out once it comes... but I'm a bit worried about some of the stuff on video... like goats and orcs... and all that fuzz about some masks? oh well I hope the base game is still solid worms.

.b
hardpenguin 12 July 2016 at 1:45 pm UTC
Classic Team17. Don't expect much.
mrboese 12 July 2016 at 5:03 pm UTC
Ohh I never though THIS would happen ...

I'll then play the Linux port bingo!


Last edited by mrboese on 12 July 2016 at 5:05 pm UTC
ElectricPrism 12 July 2016 at 5:11 pm UTC
I've almost bought various Worms games like 5 times now. Maybe I'll just hold out and hope this one is the best.

The graphics look fun and nice, I hope it has full controller support, cross platform multiplayer and local multiplayer and its a win.
Inspector_Gidget 12 July 2016 at 5:45 pm UTC
I'm numb at this point. With each demeaning thrust, I only stare back in disappointment, lifeless, cold.

Worms is super fun though, I'll probably buy this one once it's released for Linux.
c927776 13 July 2016 at 2:01 pm UTC
If there is a delay with Linux version it means that Linux version was afterthought which means that original source is optimized for Windows and "port" will be bad as usual.
  Go to:
While you're here, please consider supporting GamingOnLinux on Patreon, Liberapay or Paypal. We have no adverts, no paywalls, no timed exclusive articles. Just good, fresh content. Without your continued support, we simply could not continue!

You can find even more ways to support us on this dedicated page any time. If you already are, thank you!
Livestreams & Videos
None currently, submit yours here!
See more!
Popular this week
View by Category
Contact
Latest Comments
Latest Forum Posts