Metro: Last Light coming to Mac, Linux

Deep Silver reveals Mac version will launch on September 10, while Linux iteration coming later in the year; Metro franchise will "absolutely continue," says CEO.

Deep Silver and 4A Games announced today that a Mac version of Metro: Last Light will arrive on September 10, while a Linux iteration will be released later in the year.

In a statement, 4A Games chief technology officer Oles Shishkovstov said bringing the first-person shooter to Mac and Linux is "further testimony to the power and flexibility" of the studio's proprietary 4A Engine.

The Mac and Linux versions of Metro: Last Light are in development at 4A Games.

Metro: Last Light on Steam will support Steam Play and will receive the same downloadable content as the PC and console versions.

Separately, Deep Silver CEO Dr. Klemens Kundratitz told Joystiq that purchasing the Metro franchise during the THQ bankruptcy auction for $5.9 million has been a "positive experience" and said the franchise will continue.

"I'm very glad we acquired that brand," Kundratitz said. "While it launched in a very dry space in the gaming calendar this year, it still got a lot of attention. Our ambition is to absolutely continue with that brand and we will also, in the next phase, look to making it more accessible for a broader gamer audience."

For more on Metro: Last Light, check out GameSpot's review.

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realitykid
realitykid

I'm glad that mainstream developers are paying more and more attention to Linux. Took awhile, but it's finally happening. Keep it up! Can't wait to afford being able to build a Linux gaming machine so that I can support ya'll with my wallet!

OMGHWGA
OMGHWGA

Amazing. The moment you guys read MAC, a battle ensued. But nothing is said about  "look to making it more accessible for a broader gamer audience".

Get your priorities straight people!! 

evil_m3nace
evil_m3nace

This is great for everybody. As soon as they can get this amazing engine onto linux, the better. The 4A Engine is capable of amazing things.

Cryio
Cryio

Is there even a iMac that is capable of running the game on more than low?

Vienreich
Vienreich

I played this game until the heavy anti communist propaganda started. That's when I realized I'm playing a very political game masked under this entertainment form of gaming. F**k this Putin loving captalist game. This is always the case when foreigners wanna impress americans and take their business to the next level. They create these stupid themes that belong in the cold war era, to appeal the american market. It is shameful to see, after giving birth to great men like Lenin, it now 2013 spits out intellectual psychopath garbage like Metro Last Light. F**k this game and its creators.

Lost-to-Apathy
Lost-to-Apathy

That desperate for money? Sometimes it's better to just let things be the way they are. Metro: Last Light will never be that popular, no matter how many platforms you release it on. Just a waste of time and resources.

couchtater12345
couchtater12345

PC is best for gaming but that's about it. I had a software engineering lab this summer and I cannot describe my absolutely loathing of Windows. Mac (and Linux) has a far superior OS. 

Andy1945
Andy1945

I like the part where it said "Linux".

IcyToasters
IcyToasters moderator

Let's all try and keep the comments semi-constructive, okay? :]

sephsplace
sephsplace

I'm really pro linux and pro consumer, giving me options to play my game(s) on all my systems and OS's.... I'll support any company that offers this! well done deep silver

sunbeam4
sunbeam4

plz fix AI while you at it. wonder if they'll do metro to.

redskins26rocs
redskins26rocs

Most Mac users probably could not handle this that well, but good to hear it is coming to both linux and mac. I would love to use linux, but it just does not have the games.

Petman8246
Petman8246

My question is how they're going to pull off the Mac version. I use both Windows and Mac, both on the same MacBook Pro (2.2GHz i7, 8GB DDR3, 750GB 5400RPM (250 for Windows, rest for Mac), Radeon HD 6750M 1GB), and stuff looks fantastic on the Windows partition, but if I put it on Mac, depending on the game, it'll either run the same (a good port) or complete ass (slapping WINE on it or just sucking at coding).

JLCrogue
JLCrogue

Yes, soon the PC gaming master race will evolve into the Linux gaming super master race! (ubermensch)

... and the Mac gamers are the subhuman untermensch!

Cloud_imperium
Cloud_imperium

Linux is the future , more devs need to realize that .

santinegrete
santinegrete

Whatever they add to make it more accesible in future iterations, please, make it optional or don't let it ruin the marvelous Single Player quality you pulled some times times now.

braqoon
braqoon

Will get it when Linux version will come out. 

kcypre
kcypre

Linux support is great and I will probably buy it even though I am not a big fan of FPS' but I loved the original Metro. Since Steam was released, the number of available games have multiplied so we have to thank Valve for this as well.

Hurvl
Hurvl

Mac and also Linux are looking better and better as alternatives to Windows gaming as time goes by.

Also, I see that the Deep Silver are deep into that whole "making it more accessible for a broader gamer audience" mentality, which hopefully doesn't ruin anything, although it's always worrying when a company says that.

Jay2528
Jay2528

@Hurvl Totally in agreement with the last part of your comment. Hopefully they don't force 4A Games to make any changes to the gameplay. All they need to do is promote future installments better.

WereCatf
WereCatf

@Jay2528 @Hurvl Making it "more accessible" could mean something as simple as adding one more difficulty-level that simplifies things or adds some HUD-element to help you to your next objective.

My point is that "more accessible" can be done in a gazillion different ways and not all of those ways screw the game for the rest of us, ie. it can be done well or it can be done EA-style.

Jay2528
Jay2528

@WereCatf @Jay2528 @Hurvl True enough, as long as the core gameplay is left intact though I will not have any problems. I am just glad that we will get a sequel though as I really enjoyed Last Light but was afraid it had not sold enough to get one.

WereCatf
WereCatf

@Jay2528 @WereCatf @Hurvl I'm quite sure that once the Linux-version is announced they'll see a sudden bump in their sales. Linux-enthusiasts are quite eager to show support to companies that go to the extra length to release a Linux-version. And that bump will hopefully encourage them even further :)

Berkut4796
Berkut4796

I always welcome news regarding the development of games for Mac and Linux systems :). Great to hear these two operating systems are getting this game.

bunchanumbers
bunchanumbers

I never beat it. Great game and was very unsettling. A fantastic dark world. I hope they don't ruin the franchise by trying to make it more 'accessible'. More than likely they will force 4A to add a multiplayer instead of making a great one player experience.