Trine 4 is coming next year thanks to Frozenbyte, but not for Linux. While premier indie video game publisher Modus Games today announce their partnership. There are only releasing Trine 4 next year for Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.
Linux Support for Trine 4:
Thanks for the interest in Trine 4. I’m sorry to report though that we don’t have a Linux version planned at the moment.
We are using our own proprietary engine.”
So replied to this email, since the lack of reply is triggering. The Trine games have always had native Linux support.
What happened this time around?
“You’re correct about the Linux support for the previous Trine games. We’ve had it, but not for our latest games (
Has-Been Heroes, Nine Parchments etc.) as the sales on Linux have been quite low. And we’ve had a shortage of Linux-savvy programmers for a few years now.
We unfortunately don’t have a Linux version planned for Trine 4. Ws we decided to focus on Windows+consoles. Can’t make any promises post-launch either at this stage.
The expected release is in 2019, with more details to follow.”
This detail also sets me off. I know the previous two games are not available for Linux. But the Trine series is synonymous with Linux support.
So even though these are negative details, there is also an inkling of hope. Since the developers are not ruling out a post launch native release. Given the issues around the Trine 3 release back in 2015 being such a short game. We ended up getting the supplemental Shadwen in 2016.
Trine as a series:
The Trine fantasy action series has sold over 8 million copies worldwide. And continuously receiving praise since its first game, Trine, released in 2009. Over the past three years since its last instalment. Fans have voiced their desire for another title from the popular franchise. So in 2019 these wishes will materialize.
“We are absolutely thrilled to embark on this journey with Frozenbyte,” said Christina Seelye, CEO of Modus Games. “There’s no doubt Trine 4 will be the game players have been asking for.”
“Trine 4 is going to be the best in the series,” said Lauri Hyvärinen, CEO of Frozenbyte. “We have rekindled our love for the franchise, heard and seen the fan feedback, and our hearts are set on exceeding those expectations. Trine is back!”
To learn more about Trine 4, visit Trine4.com.