Astroneer will see a Linux build soon according to the games developer. Also a small announcement in the Steam Discussions. Since we do know about the coming release. The likelihood of seeing a Linux build in Early Access. Well, that just seems unlikely. While updates and patches are available almost daily.
Even from playing the game on Windows. Gameplay is smooth and the drop-in co-op works very well. Developer System Era Softworks are working their magic in Unreal Engine 4. Which is impressive to see a developer making timely changes. Since this is available right after release.
Linux support update on January 9th, 2017:
System Era Softworks gives issues details. Further explaining Linux support for Astroneer .
“Sorry for the miscommunication. That moderator shouldn’t have said, “worked on”. It’s definitely on our task list. But it isn’t something under development at the moment.
Right now, our highest priority is to fix some of our major performance issues. After those are all taken care of. I think we’ll be able to pivot. And be able to properly support other platforms.”
So clearly there is no release date. The developers are working on performance. Doing everything they can to keep gameplay smooth. Since performance issues can be an issue. At least for some Unreal Engine 4 titles.
Astroneer Early Access Launch Trailer (Windows, not Linux)
Here’s the deal with Astroneer:
Explore and reshape distant worlds! Astroneer is set during a 25th century gold rush. While players explore the frontiers of outer space. Also risking their lives in harsh environments. Simpley for the chance of striking it rich.
On the Astroneer adventure. The player’s useful tool can shape their world. Also altering the terrain. And extracting valuable resources from planets and moons.
These resources can be helpful to trade or craft. Either crafting into new tools. As well as vehicles and modules. Allowing players to create everything. Both from massive industrial bases to mobile rover bases.
- Reshape terrain as though it were of Play-Doh.
- Survive on and explore procedurally generated planets. Since the surface can be researched and changed.
- Build vehicles and travel to new planets and moons.
- Snap together components and objects. Create custom vehicles and modules.
- 4 player online drop-in/drop-out co-op in Astroneer.
Astroneer is available now on Steam and will be coming to Linux.