Having learned of Serious Sam 3 BFE being officially announced for Linux. There seems to be a buzz floating around, about the game is also coming to Steam indefinitely. Not just the PC version but the Linux version.
In the past 24 hours, two rather reputable sources have comfirmed this fact. Both The Verge and Joystiq reported news based on the following statement from Devolver Digital’s, Fork Parker:
“Fork Parker, chief financial officer at Devolver Digital said, “We’re in the process of integrating Steamworks and achievements and the whole shebang, but we can’t get the little fucker of a penguin to stand still.
Serious Sam 3 BFE is a glorious throwback to the golden age of first-person shooters where men were men, cover was for amateurs and pulling the trigger made things go boom. Serving as a prequel to the original indie sensation, Serious Sam: The First Encounter, Serious Sam 3 BFE takes place during the Earth’s final struggle against Mental’s invading legions of beasts and mercenaries. Set against the collapsing temples of an ancient civilization and the crumbling cities of 22nd century Egypt, Serious Sam 3: BFE is an exhilarating fusion of classic twitch shooters and modern gameplay features.
Parker continued, “The last time I had anything ‘Open Sourced’ I was in Thailand, if you catch my drift.”
After having caught this posting at AusGamers, I was finally convinced. My predictions have come alive.
Okay, they’re on the more subtle side, of course, but never the less true. 🙂
So where do things stand?
Right now we know that Serious Sam 3: BFE will join Valve’s Left 4 Dead 2 in upcoming releases. There seems to be a few gameplay screenshots floating around and it looks like Devolver Digital has been spreading the word with a better than amicable response.
Serious Sam 3: Jewel of the Nile DLC has been announced for an October release. So it looks like we could expect to see a full Linux Steam client before or around the same time as the DLC.
That is, considering all things in the nature of public relations and industry enthusiasm.