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Linux-bound: Football Manager 2014 & Tropico 5

Posted on August 16, 2013 8:30 AM by Rob Williams
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This has been quite the week for Linux gaming, kicked-off with the help of Metro: Last Light and its huge hint of it being en route to the platform. That news came forth on Monday, and as of today, the game is still inaccessible, but given the fact that the game at least once appeared in Steam’s game’s list under Linux, I still think it’s safe to say that it’s going to see a release at some point in the future.

But while that news was pretty exciting, more exciting might be the fact that two games were announced this week that tout Linux support – and both are huge. First up, Football Manager 2014, the ultra-popular association football simulator. At any given time, the most recent version of FM is featured in the top ten of Steam’s most played game list. To have a popular game like that announce support for 
Linux is fantastic.

Football Manager 2014
Football Manager 2014

Second, Kalypso has this week announced the next game in its popular Tropico series, called Tropico 5 (I’ll jump to conclusions and assume that it’s the 5th main game in the series), and once again, Linux support has been included in the announcement.

Tropico 5
Tropico 5

The humorous thing about both of the announcements for these respective games is that Linux support isn’t made out to be a big deal, even though it is – it definitely is.

With three big announcements like this in a single week, I look forward to seeing if there are more right around the corner.


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