In an email from Vince in February, which was forwarded to Phoronix, he said: "As of today Yes we are still planning a linux release. We that is RWS are waiting for a final beta from our production team in Moscow. Like you and yours we are anxious and frustrated. I hate saying Shit [I'm] not sure about but I will share with you what I know. It looks like May if all goes well. We are hopeful to reach a distribution deal at GDC and worse case we go [direct download] and will find another team [for] Linux."
We've just been forwarded another email, which we have been able to verify as authentic, from another Phoronix reader. Vince Desi once again talks about the game and Linux.
Im hoping it will be released this summer on Windows, and then on Steam, and yes we have in the past published Linux versions, we want to do the same for PIII, but have no plans immediatley
This message sounds less optimistic than last month's email, but hopefully some more Phoronix readers will ask him in April to see what the state is then.