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XCOM: Enemy Unknown Nearing Beta For Linux

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So it looks like XCOM: Enemy Unknown is nearing beta status with a new entry on the SteamDB, not 100% confirmation of course but it looks quite convincing.

If you have been living under a rock we shared that it might come in a previous news post here.


It's getting exciting now, I was hoping it wouldn't be delayed for too long.

How excited are you on this one GOL folks?
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Guest 28 November 2013 at 6:14 pm UTC
The linux depots seem to be populated as well. They were empty/unused just a few days ago... Exciting times
Anonymous 28 November 2013 at 7:04 pm UTC
Quote from SilviuThe linux depots seem to be populated as well. They were empty/unused just a few days ago... Exciting times
It can be fake, to get more money.
Hyeron 28 November 2013 at 7:22 pm UTC
Excited enough to buy this immediately, no questions asked.

I highly doubt it's fake. They already support MacOS, unless i'm mistaken XCom uses UE3, which has been used several times now... Looks legit. Worst case scenario: I'll have to wine it. At this price, it's a risk I'm completely willing to take.
berillions 28 November 2013 at 7:35 pm UTC
I bought the game, there isn't access on Linux.
Ilya 28 November 2013 at 7:43 pm UTC
Quote from berillionsI bought the game, there isn't access on Linux.

It clearly states "Nearing Beta for Linux", not "OUT on Linux NOW!!!", read first ;-)
Xpander 28 November 2013 at 7:52 pm UTC
there is mac and linux for testing sub

so yeah its not showing up and cant enable betas also.
probably protected with password.

so im quite sure its coming sooonish
adolson 28 November 2013 at 8:10 pm UTC
I already own it on PS3 disc, as well as a free downloadable copy via PS+... But I want it on Linux and my future Steam Machine. It's a really good game.

I don't generally like buying based on promises (and here we don't even have a promise, we just have hope..), but at ten bucks, I decided to stick it in my Steam Inventory until a port is released, or I give up the wait and trade it to a friend for something that does run on Linux.
Bestia 28 November 2013 at 8:20 pm UTC
There are even more interesting things in the main XCOM entry of SteamDB.

  • launch/2/arguments: -arch=i386
  • launch/2/config/osarch: 32
  • launch/2/config/oslist: linux
  • launch/2/description: Linux 32bit
  • launch/2/executable:
  • launch/3/arguments: -arch=x86_64
  • launch/3/config/osarch: 64
  • launch/3/config/oslist: linux
  • launch/3/description: Linux 64bit
  • launch/3/executable:
Orkultus 28 November 2013 at 8:57 pm UTC
Well if it is true, then wow. Just a while ago, we had read that it was possibly coming to Linux. Either it was already in the porting process for a while now, or it was a really quick and easy port. Cant wait to try the beta!
Renzatic 29 November 2013 at 3:15 am UTC
Unless Firaxis is being a really mean tease about this, it coming to Linux is about as close to a sure thing as we can get without direct confirmation.

The only thing that's really on the hook at the moment is if they include Enemy Within alongside it.
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