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Feral's attitude towards DRM-free releases?
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dorron 1 May, 2020
What is Feral up to? haven't heard anything from them in a long time...No new linux games?
tuubi 1 May, 2020
Their radar seems pretty empty. Three games, of which A Total War Saga: Troy is the only one with a Linux icon.
Liam Dawe 1 May, 2020
Well, right now it's likely going to be a lot more difficult given how most major studios and publishers have their staff working from home. Probably makes securing contracts 100x more difficult.

I do imagine that they're behind GRID though, we saw hints towards it recently.
Shmerl 1 May, 2020
More likely, more and more studios are hiring in-house Linux developers due to Stadia efforts and such. That leaves less options for Feral.
dorron 4 May, 2020
What about Aspyr Media? any news?
Cyril 5 May, 2020
It's the same... the only game available DRM-Free is KotOR II on GOG but lack of Linux and macOS versions, which were ported by Aspyr Media.
As for Virtual Programming, it's not really better... many games are available DRM-Free on GOG, but none of them have the Linux ports (except The Witcher 2)... Apparently you can buy only the two Overlord on their website DRM-Free but I can't confirm it myself, and I seriously doubt that's still the case because no mention of it on their website.

In conclusion, that sucks. :|
Cyril 5 Jun, 2020
And... Life is Strange and LiS: Before the Storm are available on GOG, without Linux version of course. :)
Shmerl 5 Jun, 2020
Yes, nothing from Feral on this front. But GOG probably didn't do much to resolve this either. Their Linux support deteriorated to bare minimum and below these days. I'm not sure they even care to put an effort to work things out with Feral.

Last edited by Shmerl on 5 June 2020 at 3:27 pm UTC
Cyril 5 Jun, 2020
The main question remain: why and how this issue can be resolved?
But I agree, GOG should force editors/devs to publish all versions of a game and if it can't, at least inform properly the players on why the Linux/macOS versions were not/won't put on GOG...

At least we could stop to have high hopes about it.
CatKiller 5 Jun, 2020
I think it's fair to say that Feral aren't anti-DRM, and they seem to have taken some Internet person's alleged exhortation that people should pirate their games very personally, since they seem to mention it whenever they talk to Liam, so that's unlikely to change. But my understanding was that their contracts with these ports mean that they get paid when people buy the ported version, and GOG doesn't provide a way to determine that. People often grumble about the dev-side infrastructure of GOG. The Windows publishers aren't going to give Feral some money on the off chance that some of the sales of their Windows games are actually being played on Linux. So if Feral put a game on GOG they won't get paid, and it will take a sale away from a platform where they will get paid. Not a good option. GOG would need better tooling and to actually care about Linux ports on their store before the DRM issue even comes up.

Last edited by CatKiller on 5 June 2020 at 3:57 pm UTC
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