We posted earlier this month about a rather massive hint that 4A Games’ Metro: Last Light (our review) would be coming to Linux, due to the fact that it appeared for a time right in user’s Steam lists (those who happened to own the game, of course). Well, there’s been no real updates since then, and a mere day later it appeared, the game was removed from the list. What’s the deal? As it turns out, it wasn’t a mistake, and to that, I say, “yippee!” in a high-pitched squeal.
On the game’s official Twitter account yesterday, the developer first claimed support for Mac OS X, noting that a version would be out on September 10th. It then followed-up, stating that a Linux version would follow suit, “scheduled for release later this year“.
This, to me, is one of the most exciting announcements to ever hit Linux gaming, sitting just behind the announcement of Steam hitting the platform. Last Light will likely become one of the most graphically-intensive games to come to Linux at its respective current generation, and the image above and the linked-to review can highlight that fact well. If games like Last Light are possible to port to Linux, excuses for not porting over many other games, including those from Deep Silver’s own catalogue, seems like nonsense.
It’s worth a reminder that also earlier this month, it was announced that both the ultra-popular Football Manager and Tropico series would be targeting Linux for their next respective releases as well.