July 5, 2016 at 4:23 pm #67688
Yesterday I was watching a video about LEGO Star Wars: The force awakens which seemed a pretty cool game. Today, I was checking on Feral’s Youtube channel to see what was up with them and noticed that they had released this LEGO Star Wars game … on Mac only!
Obviously, it’s not up to Feral to decide which game gets ported to SteamOS or not, this is something the publisher decides. And the publisher is WB Games, who has several games available on SteamOS.
But… there are several signs telling me that WB Games might have lost all interest in supporting SteamOS.
- Batman: Arkham Knight was cancelled after being several months in development by Feral
- Gauntlet was cancelled for no apparent reason
- Mad Max was announced eons ago and there is still no sign of it.
- The Witcher 3 is also published by WB Games, no sign of it.
- Bugs in WB Games remain unfixed (try playing Shadow of Mordor on a recent NVidia driver)
My guess is that WB Games was expecting more sales from SteamOS ports and being a big publisher, they expect big money otherwise they are not going to bother.July 5, 2016 at 4:52 pm #76458
Also, if you know something, say something. It is not breaking any NDA to say “calm your tits, they are not done with SteamOS”July 7, 2016 at 11:10 am #76471aFoxNamedMorrisMember
There is a launch parameter you can set for Mordor… Don’t recall offhand what exactly it was, but it fixes the issues on the newer Nvidia drivers.July 7, 2016 at 2:30 pm #76472Pedro MateusKeymasteraFoxNamedMorris wrote:There is a launch parameter you can set for Mordor… Don’t recall offhand what exactly it was, but it fixes the issues on the newer Nvidia drivers.Code:__GL_ShaderPortabilityWarnings=0 %command%
That!July 8, 2016 at 2:34 am #76473
Yeah, I found that a few days ago. Doesn’t change the fact that this game (one of the very few current gen AAA games we have on Linux) is broken and has been for the past months. The patch Feral has been talking about 3 months ago isn’t released yet.
I’m pretty sure that a publisher who cared would not have let this happen. (Then again, WB Games didn’t care when it was about shipping a broken Batman game on Windows).
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