I'm pretty sure Origin as an entity was absorbed by EA many moons ago. There haven't been any games published as Origin since... I'd say Ultima Online. Well pretty much, just verified on mobygames.com that 2006 was the last expansion of Ultima Online published by ORIGIN Systems, Inc. They also Published a Wing Commander 1+2 in 2011, but I'm sure that was just a republish. Though it also says that the studio was closed on Febuary 25, 2004. Sad sad days. They made some of my favorite games.
So, did anyone else read that this is a mod for Civ:5 in the same vein as Colonisation was for Civ 4? And apparently coming in October 2014 and Amazon is probably asking 27E* for it?
It should have Linux support by de facto now that base-Civ5 is on Linux.
Anyway, http://www.civilization.com/uk/games...-beyond-earth/ and steam had some links for the rest.
*27E is about 38 US/AU/NZ space bucks and 21 arse pounds.
Geeh linux reordering is up:
No word which opengl version is used but system requirements might suggest opengl4?:BEYOND EARTH MAC AND LINUX LAUNCH DETAILS
DATE: Oct 20, 2014POSTED BY: David Hinkle
We're pleased to announce Aspyr has lined up launch timing for the Mac and Linux versions of Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth. Mac and Linux users will be able to play on their respective platforms Holiday 2014.
Players anxious to take a turn at the Mac and Linux versions may pre-order Beyond Earth right now through Aspyr's online store at GameAgent.com. All pre-orders through GameAgent.com will include the Exoplanets Map Pack as a free bonus. Additionally, any customers who are established GameAgent members will find a note on the Beyond Earth product page that will grant them a special 15% pre-order discount. This offer expires once the Mac and Linux versions of Beyond Earth have launched.
Beyond Earth on Mac and Linux will include all of the features found in the Windows PC release. All versions of Beyond Earth will support cross-platform multiplayer through Steam, and all who purchase the game through Steam will have access to each specific platform version through Steamplay.
Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth launches worldwide on Windows PC on October 24, 2014.
Linux System Requirements (Steam)
Operating System: SteamOS, Ubuntu 14.04
CPU Processor: Intel Core i3, AMD A10
CPU Speed: 2.4GHz
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Hard Disk Space: 10 GB
Video Card (ATI): Radeon HD 6450
Video Card (NVidia): Geforce 640M
Video Card (Intel): Iris Pro
Video Memory (VRam): 1GB
Other Requirements: Initial installation requires one-time Internet connection for Steam authentication; software installations required (included with the game) include Steam Client.