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Updates On Sacred, X3, Shadowgrounds

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Published on 23 October 2008 07:18 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Gaming
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With the Prey for Linux release coming about earlier today, we figure it's a good time to update you on the status of a few other titles in the process of being ported to Linux. In particular, right now we know the status of Shadowgrounds / Shadowgrounds: Survivor and the Linux Game Publishing titles.

Sacred: Gold had entered its beta on Linux back in June. Since then we haven't brought it up but the game is still going through its beta process at LGP. Just today in fact was the release of Sacred Beta 5. This fifth beta is being offered to LGP's closed testing community nearly three months after the earlier beta, but it does address most of the game's known issues. Sacred: Gold was supposed to be released for Linux on the first of August, but it doesn't look like the game will ship until next year.

Last month we shared that X3: Reunion was still actively being worked on by Linux Game Publishing. This remains the case as they work out the few remaining bugs, but they're getting very close to shipping this Linux port. LGP is working out the last of bugs while they wait on Egosoft for launch permission. Ideally this means the game will be out the door before the end of the year.

Another title being ported to Linux from Windows is Bandits: Phoenix Rising. This combat racing game has been in development by LGP for sometime, but we haven't seen any major updates on this game in several months. On the LGP product page the release date is currently not known. Disciples 2: Dark Prophecy is another stagnate LGP title.

In March we shared that a relatively unheard of company known as IGIOS was porting Shadowgrounds and Shadowgrounds: Survivor to Linux. These two titles were supposed to be released for Linux earlier this year, but they too have yet to see the light of day. In August we shared that IGIOS was still negotiating with the publisher and that still appears to be what's delaying the Finnish developers.

As we have shared countless times now, the community has no idea when Epic Games will release the Linux client for Unreal Tournament 3.

In related news, World of Goo will soon be available for Linux according to its development blog.

Finally, Jets 'n' Guns just entered beta on Linux last 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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