Aspyr Media have issued the folllowing Twitter post;
Wanted to address a section of our fans that may feel left out recently. Dear Linux users, we haven't forgotten you! CivVI is still possible
— Aspyr (@AspyrMedia) October 24, 2016
So this does help to ease the pain of the coming release somewhat, but still does not confirm a release date. And we have also followed up via Twitter to see when that Civilization VI on Linux will take place. But alas, no reply from Aspyr just yet.
Sid Meier’s Civilization VI, winner of 15 E3 awards including Best PC Game and Best Strategy Game, is the next entry in the popular Civilization franchise, which has sold in over 35 million units worldwide, including more than 8 million units of Civilization V.
Originally created by legendary game designer Sid Meier, Civilization is a turn-based strategy game in which you attempt to build an empire to stand the test of time. Become Ruler of the World by establishing and leading a civilization from the Stone Age to the Information Age. Wage war, conduct diplomacy, advance your culture, and go head-to-head with history’s greatest leaders as you attempt to build the greatest civilization the world has ever known.
Civilization VI offers new ways to engage with your world: cities now physically expand across the map, active research in technology and culture unlocks new potential, and competing leaders will pursue their own agendas based on their historical traits as you race for one of five ways to achieve victory in the game.
So there you have it, Civilization VI on Linux is still coming to Steam soon, we just don’t have an actual date yet.