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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Is Coming To SteamOS, Linux

Gaming

Published on 07 June 2014 11:24 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Gaming
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For anyone firing up Steam today for some weekend gaming, you may notice there's a large advertisement on Steam's main page with a notice that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is coming to SteamOS (Linux).

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is not being released until February of 2015 but it can already be pre-purchased via Steam where there is a 10% savings. The Withcer 3: Wild Hunt is an action role-playing game powered by REDengine 3. This latest Witcher game has been confirmed for Windows, OS X, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One while now this Steam confirmation of the game coming to SteamOS makes it also confirmed for Linux. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was officially announced as being under development in early 2013.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Is Coming To SteamOS, Linux


News of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt coming to Linux isn't too much of a surprise given that The Witcher 2 was recently released for Linux. However, many Linux gamers are upset with the Linux port of The Witcher 2 as it's not a truly native port but is using the eON porting layer. The performance of The Witcher 2 using this eON wrapper layer is quite poor and buggy, but hopefully it will be improved in the months ahead or we'll see a "real" port of Wild Hunt for its launch next February.

Those wanting to learn more about The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt can visit the Steam Store and watch the new E3 trailer from this week.


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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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