Sweetley Feb 8, 2013 @ 6:12am
Counter-Strike: GO - Is it on list of porting to linux?
So, title is self explanatory. Will we see CS:GO on linux this year?
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Schotty Feb 8, 2013 @ 8:02am 
From what I gathered, all Valve titles are getting ported. So I would presume yes.
Sweetley Feb 8, 2013 @ 8:05am 
What do others think? What are the gaming perspective on linux? Valves movement in general? Will it revolutionise gaming with this switch? Will CS, Dota gamers and competitions switch to linux? I see a window of better gaming in linux, but its easy to miss and hard to comeback again to such point where gaming is close to just jumping to other platform.
[Linux]sulman Feb 8, 2013 @ 8:14am 
Valve are using Linux as the basis for their hardware plans, so for them it's clear this is where the future lies.

I think you'll see CS:GO, along with all the others. In fact, given the aggressive release frequency thus far, I'm expecting to see more source titles imminently. My guess is HL2 and/or Portal will be next.
Tweakedenigma Feb 8, 2013 @ 8:15am 
I think this will be a major shift. As Linux will be the OS of the Steam Box the platform has a very bright future.
El Pollo Santos Feb 8, 2013 @ 8:19am 
I would not be surprised it would be next since they seem to be going down the line with C.S. games, maybe we will see HL2 first but I'm sure it will be up soon.

We will see a big burst of Linux games, it will settle down, we will have a better time of it but I doubt it will be a revolution. The Linux user base has grown considerably but even 2.0% isn't enough to convince most companies to do a port. So it'll be nice but not revolutionary.
blackout24 Feb 8, 2013 @ 8:21am 
It's pretty much safe to say that you will see more source titles popup in the future.
No one expected Half-Life and CS either or Counter Strike Source. They were never announced they simply appeared. I like it like that. Everyone likes to be surprised if it is in a good way.

CS:GO and L4D2 might be ideal canidates for next releases due to their popularity.
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Tweakedenigma Feb 8, 2013 @ 8:24am 
Originally posted by OctoOwl Linux:
The Linux user base has grown considerably but even 2.0% isn't enough to convince most companies to do a port. So it'll be nice but not revolutionary.

I am not sure we account for only 2%. Considering Steam is still in Beta and Ubuntu alone already accounts for more than 1% of users on Steam. I would assume a big chunk of the Other Category is also Linux. So right now with a Beta and Very Limited number of games we are almost 2%.

OSX is only accounting for a little over 3% of the steam base, so we don't need much to convince a lot more publishers to port.
Certified Wombologist Feb 8, 2013 @ 9:19am 
Originally posted by OctoOwl Linux:
I would not be surprised it would be next since they seem to be going down the line with C.S. games, maybe we will see HL2 first but I'm sure it will be up soon.

We will see a big burst of Linux games, it will settle down, we will have a better time of it but I doubt it will be a revolution. The Linux user base has grown considerably but even 2.0% isn't enough to convince most companies to do a port. So it'll be nice but not revolutionary.
Ports can be fairly easy if you have a portable codebase. If anything, it'll encourage better design choices.
El Pollo Santos Feb 8, 2013 @ 9:29am 
Originally posted by Tweakedenigma:
Originally posted by OctoOwl Linux:
The Linux user base has grown considerably but even 2.0% isn't enough to convince most companies to do a port. So it'll be nice but not revolutionary.

I am not sure we account for only 2%. Considering Steam is still in Beta and Ubuntu alone already accounts for more than 1% of users on Steam. I would assume a big chunk of the Other Category is also Linux. So right now with a Beta and Very Limited number of games we are almost 2%.

OSX is only accounting for a little over 3% of the steam base, so we don't need much to convince a lot more publishers to port.

Sorry for not being clear, but I was referring to total computer users, not Steam users, which last I read was about 1.8% so I was rounding up.
s.plisskin [Archlinux] Feb 8, 2013 @ 9:54am 
A new day has dawned. Windows will become but a shadow of a troubling memory. We will rejoice and play merrily in a never ending playground of pure linux gaming bliss.
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Obsidian Blade Feb 8, 2013 @ 10:07am 
S.♥♥♥♥kin,
That brought tears to my eyes.

As for the OP, there is a database here that cites progress of games on linux. Unfortunately CS:GO has not even begun to show signs of linux support.

See for your self @:

http://steamdb.info/linux/?displayOnly=Game
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[Linux]sulman Feb 8, 2013 @ 10:19am 
Originally posted by Obsidian Blade:
S.♥♥♥♥kin,
That brought tears to my eyes.

As for the OP, there is a database here that cites progress of games on linux. Unfortunately CS:GO has not even begun to show signs of linux support.

See for your self @:

http://steamdb.info/linux/?displayOnly=Game

That hasn't been so useful for forecasting recent releases though - they've been somewhat of a surprise.
Tweakedenigma Feb 8, 2013 @ 10:28am 
Originally posted by Obsidian Blade:
S.♥♥♥♥kin,

As for the OP, there is a database here that cites progress of games on linux. Unfortunately CS:GO has not even begun to show signs of linux support.

See for your self @:

http://steamdb.info/linux/?displayOnly=Game

I check this list almost hourly and the Valve releases only seem to hit it about 30-60 minutes before they go live. So I don't think it will be much help with figuring out when CS:GO is coming.
El Pollo Santos Feb 8, 2013 @ 12:18pm 
Well something I noticed is that AFTER CS:Source went on sale the Linux port came out silently, I didn't think that was coincidence and since CS:GO is on sale this weekend I would not doubt it if we see it sometime next week
blackout24 Feb 8, 2013 @ 12:55pm 
Originally posted by OctoOwl Linux:
Well something I noticed is that AFTER CS:Source went on sale the Linux port came out silently, I didn't think that was coincidence and since CS:GO is on sale this weekend I would not doubt it if we see it sometime next week

LOL talk about bad timing. Bought CSS for 20 Euros the moment it was released on Linux. ;-) Nevermind. Valve deserves every cent.
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