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Street Fighter V Gets a Linux/Steam OS Version in Spring 2016

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Capcom has announced that Street Fighter V is getting a Linux version sometime this spring.

The Linux version will naturally come alongside the SteamOS version, which the developer says “is working closely with Valve engineers to bring the full Street Fighter V experience onto the SteamOS platform.”

It’s worth mentioning this new version will be entirely free to owners of the PC version.

Street Fighter V is launching on February 16th for PC and PlayStation 4.

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17 comments
  1. Tenryuu
    Tenryuu
    February 15, 2016 at 8:05 am

    I do wish Linux would get more widespread gaming support…. But I don’t think SFV will convince many people. It’s a good thing for sure but I personally would need a lot more before jumping ship from Windows.

    Well maybe if Vulkan can actually give DX12 a good fight we’ll see more people convert.

  2. qchto
    qchto
    February 15, 2016 at 8:24 am

    Vulkan is the full standarization as an API of Mantle, which is in essence the only worthy addition of DX12. So is not unreallistic to consider that games will opt to cross-develop their games from now on, especially if said games “takes advantage of DX12 caracteristics”.

    And if you seriously would like to support the platform, a cheap and easy (but rather effective in some cases) thing to do is to add your vote to any SteamOS/Linux request in the Steam forums, even if you have it for Windows, as you may be basically saving a lot of headaches if you ever want (or are forced) to migrate to a Linux OS in the future.

  3. qchto
    qchto
    February 15, 2016 at 8:29 am

    > It’s worth mentioning this new version will be entirely free to owners of the *Windows* version. *As has always been the case for Steam games*”

    FTFY.. While Windows, (Mac)OSX and Linux are the posible versions. PC is the whole platform (regarless of what Apple has been brainwashing into the general public since a decade ago).

  4. SpecialK
    SpecialK
    February 15, 2016 at 8:34 am

    Cancelled my console pre-order awhile back, but might consider a PC version, if it allows for modding back in the camera angles and freedom Capcom felt it necessary to censor and remove.

  5. SpecialK
    SpecialK
    February 15, 2016 at 8:34 am

    Cancelled my console pre-order awhile back, but might consider a PC version, if it allows for modding back in the camera angles and freedom Capcom felt it necessary to self-censor and remove.

  6. Sevuz
    Sevuz
    February 15, 2016 at 8:55 am

    Good to hear Linux is getting more of that Gaming love

  7. Ubrokemygrill?
    Ubrokemygrill?
    February 15, 2016 at 9:03 am

    You can mod back in the censored stuff.

  8. Ubrokemygrill?
    Ubrokemygrill?
    February 15, 2016 at 9:04 am

    Capcom porting this to Linux is more good news. *IF* it sells decently on Linux maybe more people will follow.

  9. Sebastian Mikulec
    Sebastian Mikulec
    February 15, 2016 at 9:50 am

    Fighting games aren’t really my jam, but I will probably still get this since SF has always been generally considered the pinnacle of the genre. Hopefully this does well enough on Linux to open the door for other Capcom games to make their way over to the penguin. *cough* Dragon’s Dogma and Deep Down *cough*

  10. deadeye
    deadeye
    February 15, 2016 at 1:22 pm

    Linux getting support from AAA games? That’s really cool.

    I really hope we’re getting closer to the day that Linux releases are standard.

  11. Nagato
    Nagato
    February 15, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    You shouldn’t think in console propaganda terms where one game is supposedly able to turn the tide, and rather see it as part of a growing trend that started years ago, slowly turning Linux/SteamOS (and thusly also cheaper prebuilts + steamboxes) into a viable OS for gamers.

    Then again, I do suppose SFV as the de facto fighting game has some pull over the rest of its genre, just because it’s in everyone’s best interests to also be on everything that SF is on.

    But I think the primary short term goal will be making Steam Machines viable enough alternatives for consoles, although I’d preferably see a complete Windows alternative with all of its backwards compatability as well.

    Either way, at the very least it’ll put some pressure on MS to keep Windows as relevant as possible by releasing more games on it, which is fine by me~

  12. Richard Miller
    Richard Miller
    February 15, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    This is not the first time that Linux got AAA games but it is the first time it got a AAA Japanese game.

  13. Richard Miller
    Richard Miller
    February 15, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    Thank god for Unreal Engine 4.

  14. Richard Miller
    Richard Miller
    February 15, 2016 at 5:05 pm

    Vulkan is way better than DX12. Hell even Microsoft is supporting Vulkan.

  15. Fenrir007
    Fenrir007
    February 15, 2016 at 10:56 pm

    This is great news, though I shudder to think what the state of the port will be in loonix.

  16. Aeder
    Aeder
    February 19, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    It should be noted that Steam only counts it as a Linux sale if you have greater playtime on Linux during the first week of ownership than on any other platform. Or if you buy it on the Linux Steam client and then wait a week before you play it on some other OS.

    So if you want to signal your support effectively, you need to do either of those.

  17. Persn Dewillavic
    Persn Dewillavic
    July 28, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    Well this is awkward.