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Fatshark releases on Steam and Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide could see a Linux release

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Independent developer #Fatshark proudly #announced Warhammer: End Times – Vermintidethe epic co-operative action combat adventure set in the End Times of the iconic #Warhammer world, is available now in Standard and Collector’s editions on Windows PC via Steam, Humble Store, Greenman Gaming, and Gamersgate.
In Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide, players take control of one of five playable characters (Witch Hunter, Waywatcher, Empire Soldier, Dwarf Ranger or Bright Wizard) to work together cooperatively as they find themselves fighting hordes of Skaven in the besieged city of Ubersreik.

“After over two years of development, we are excited to launch Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide on PC”, said Martin Wahlund, CEO of Fatshark. “We’ve been blown away by the positive feedback from the over 140,000 gamers who have purchased the pre-order to enjoy Vermintide’s fast and furious cooperative action”.

In Vermintide, the city of Ubersreik is under siege as players select from a band of five heroes with different play-styles and abilities, all equipped with unique gear and personalities. Working together cooperatively, players must use their individual attributes to survive an apocalyptic invasion from hordes of relentless, power hungry Skaven, across a range of environments stretching from the top of the Magnus Tower to the bowels of the Under Empire.

As for native Linux support, Fatshark commented “we wont have it at launch but it is something we would like to add further down the road but can’t promise anything now.”
Meaning, Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide has been developed using Autodesk’s new Stingray game engine. Designed to integrate all the benefits of the Autodesk family of software to produce visually stunning gameplay with a more dynamic mechanic set. Leaving Fatshark developers waiting on further platform support for Linux and SteamOS.

Linux Game News did reach out to Autodesk to confirm further platform details, but no definite information is being released at this time. So gamers will have to rely on WINE for the time being. Hopefully we will see something in PlayOnLinux, as the gameplay is definitely worth it. Smooth frame rates, stunning environment (even on lower settings), and constant action in more randomly generated levels.

Available on Steam today, Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide is available in a standard edition for $29.99 / €27.99 / £22.99 and a Collector’s edition for $44.99 / €39.99 / £33.99 that includes the official Soundtrack by award-winning composer Jesper Kyd, wallpapers, an Ubersreik Map, behind the scenes pack containing all developer diaries and exclusive in-game items including 5 Exclusive Hats (1 for each Hero) and 2 Prestige Trinkets. To purchase the Standard or Collector’s Edition.

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