As you may have read on Slashdot, Vivendi Universal is giving away Tribes and Tribes 2 in the near future. This is a free-as-in-beer release made available either on a DVD included with Computer Gaming World magazine or via download through FilePlanet, both on 4 May 2004.
I contacted a VU PR representative today to inquire about the possiblity of a release of the Linux version of Tribes 2. As you may know, Tribes 2 is sold out at TuxGames, so obviously anyone wanting to play it now is mostly out of luck. If and when I receive a response, I will post news here. If anyone else manages to get a response via other means, please post your information in the comments below.
Editorial comment: When Free Isn’t Free Enough.