XCOM: Enemy Unknown Released

June 19th, 2014 by TimeDoctor

Firaxis and Feral interactive have released the turn-based alien hunting strategy game XCOM: Enemy Unknown for Linux on Steam:

Since its inception, the XCOM Project has scoured the globe in search of the best and brightest military and scientific personnel to defend Earth from the alien invasion.

Today marks the availability of a new technology that will enable even more world-class recruits to join the fight, as XCOM: Enemy Unknown is released for Linux.

XCOM: Enemy Unknown is a SteamPlay title that runs on Ubuntu 14.04 and Valve’s SteamOS. The base game and all the add-on content, including the explosive expansion pack XCOM: Enemy Within, are available now from Steam.

All of the DLC expansions are also available through Steam, and XCOM is on sale for the next 48 hours.

One Response to “XCOM: Enemy Unknown Released”

  1. King_DuckZ Says:

    The problem I have with Feral is that they use a software layer that re-implements DirectX functions by calling the appropriate openGL commands, and their policy is to touch the original code as little as possible. It would be nice to see a performance comparison of this game running on Windows vs Linux on the same hardware.
    Imo, companies should work on the Linux version in-house (like for RUSE), have a proper, optimized openGL version and have general knowledge of how the port is made. To me, releasing a port through Feral Interactive or releasing a wine-compatible version of a game is exactly the same thing.

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