Gaming on Linux? You serious, bro?
This is always the response that I get when I mention gaming and Linux in the same lines. And for a reason, of course! Linux has been quite infamous for its unavailability of games. This is also one of the reasons why I could never totally switch to Linux. My computer always has to run a dual boot with Windows.
Feral Interactive has earned a name now for porting games to Linux and Mac platforms. Linux users rejoiced earlier this year when they released Life Is Strange for Linux platforms earlier this year. It seems that they are back at it again as they tweeted with a subtle hint a couple of days back:
So maybe we'll announce a massive game for Mac and Linux tomorrow. Should we? Could be fun.
— Feral Interactive (@feralgames) September 14, 2016
We all could’ve guessed the title. It is indeed Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. Read the following tweet which Federal Interactive tweeted just some hours ago:
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is coming to Mac and Linux this year. Embrace what you've become. pic.twitter.com/0AS5HCQpaI
— Feral Interactive (@feralgames) September 15, 2016
They also announced it on their website, here.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is coming to Mac using Apple’s Metal graphics API, delivering Deus Ex onto the OS in spectacularly polished form. Linux is in on the action too as the series comes to the platform for the first time ever.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided created quite the stir this year earlier at E3 when it was first announced.
To read more about Deus Ex, head over to here.
Now, what is left to see is if the Linux and Mac versions of the game achieve the same level of polish as their Windows counterpart. Overall, this is definitely a great step from Feral Interactive. Stay tuned!
A 14 year old who fell in love with tech and anything on wheels at a very young age. Has never looked back since. Firmly believes that life is all about the simpler pleasures. Loves to fiddle around with Linux, Android and also hardware. Finds reading, cycling and listening to music to be blissful.