Company of Heroes 2 Is Coming To Linux Next Week, Works With Intel & NVIDIA Graphics

Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Gaming on 18 August 2015 at 09:15 AM EDT. 19 Comments
If you're not interested in Virtual Programming's Linux release yesterday of the eON-powered DiRT Showdown racing game, just wait until next week when Feral Interactive is expected to release Company of Heroes 2.

Company of Heroes 2, the Relic Entertainment developed (originally THQ), Sega-published game released for Windows in 2013. This real-time strategy game is set during World War II on the Eastern Front and is powered by the Essence Engine 3.0.

Last year we reported Company of Heroes 2 might be coming out for Linux and in March confirmed it was one of the games they were reporting.

Today Feral confirmed on Twitter, "Mac & Linux ready their armies: Company of Heroes 2 will arrive Aug 27 on Steam and soon after on MAS."

Here's Feral's CoH2 site with more information. It appears that Intel and NVIDIA graphics will be supported on Linux... Their system requirement page reads as the minimum specs, "Requires an Intel Iris Pro graphics card or an NVIDIA 600 series graphics card or better with driver version 352.21 or later." The recommended specs meanwhile are "NVIDIA 760 series card or better with driver version 352.21 or later."

There's no mention of AMD Catalyst support. If Intel Iris Pro graphics work for this game, it would seem Mesa/Gallium3D already implements the necessary OpenGL extensions to run this game. It looks like the Windows version of CoH2 does have a built-in benchmark mode, but it will now be a question of whether it's exposed via the command-line too... If that's the case, you can expect Linux benchmarks of this game on Phoronix next week.
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