Metro Last Light coming to linux

“Demand for High Quality Titles on Linux”

Taking place in an immense post-apocalyptic world, Metro: Last Light is an exciting and addicting FPS by 4A Games.  The game exists in the universe of the Metro 2033, a science fiction novel by Russian author Dmitry Glukhovsky.  Originally released in the U.S. on May 14, 2013, Metro: Last Light may actually see the light of day on Linux.

Metro Last Light Gameplay

“There is clearly a demand for high quality titles on Linux.” -Shishkovstov

In an interview with Forbes, Oles Shishkovstov (CTO of 4A Games) was asked if there are any difficulties involved in bringing a graphically intense game into Mac and Linux. He responded,

“We have the luxury of working with our own in-house tech, the 4A Engine, which was purposefully designed to scale across multiple platforms and performance points,” Shishkovstov explained. “Creating dedicated Mac and Linux versions has naturally required some additional work, but represented no technical obstacle to our team.” (source)

And those are the magic words right there. A highly established and successful developer seeing the demand and desire for quality titles on an open source platform. It’s been years since I was first introduced to linux and tried my hardest to get some of my favorite games to function. Now things are looking up.

As of today there is no word on an ETA or release date that has been scheduled.  For now you could always try to install the latest version of Wine and enjoy Metro: Last Light on linux (to some extent.)

Metro Last Light in Linux using Wine