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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.



Trailer

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
http://steamdb.info/sub/35236/#section_info

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.

http://steamdb.info/app/200510/#section_history


  • launch/2/arguments: -arch=i386
  • launch/2/config/osarch: 32
  • launch/2/config/oslist: linux
  • launch/2/description: Linux 32bit
  • launch/2/executable: xcom.sh
  • launch/3/arguments: -arch=x86_64
  • launch/3/config/osarch: 64
  • launch/3/config/oslist: linux
  • launch/3/description: Linux 64bit
  • launch/3/executable: xcom.sh
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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