It’s now official: cookies did their job. Aspyr’s staff had to give in and release a Linux port for Civilization VI. The port has been pretty fast overall, since they first talked about whether or not to do it back in December, confirmed it in January, and are now planning to release it on February 9th at 10 AM PST. That’s just less than 4 months after the Windows version.
— Aspyr Media (@AspyrMedia) February 6, 2017
Nothing much else to report, except a couple of details:
- nVidia only at launch. AMD may work (“but with issues, so unsupported”).
- Cross-platform multiplayer will only work between Mac and Linux at release. But the good news is that they plan to make it compatible with Windows clients later on.
- On that day the game will be discounted to 47.99 USD.
- Minimum requirements to run the game:
Operating System: Ubuntu 16.04 / SteamOS CPU Processor: Intel Core i3 530 or AMD A8-3870 CPU Speed: 2.93 GHz Memory: 6 GB Hard Disk Space: 15 GB Video Card (NVIDIA): GeForce 650 Video Card (ATI): Not Supported Video Card (Intel): Not Supported Video Memory (VRam): 1 GB
And… that’s it! That’s the first AAA title of 2017 on Linux, and the next big one should be Dirt Rally in early March.
See you on the 9th of February for a quick port report, before a full review probably by the end of February! And enjoy your free time while you still have some…
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