Today is the day that Lara Croft finally lands on Linux.
Tomb Raider for Linux and Steam OS is to go on sale later today.
And that’s official; the company behind the Linux port, Feral Interactive, announced the news in a tweet.
Linux gamers will be able to get the AAA game from later today (April 27) via Steam and from the Feral Store. It is priced at £14.99.
Tomb Raider was originally released back in 2013 for Windows, PS3 and Xbox 360. A Mac port debuted in 2014.
Linux had been the only platform the famous heroine hadn’t jumped on.
The game gives Lara Croft an origin story, with players taking her from archeologist to ass-kicking adventurer.
“A survivor is born. When a young Lara Croft is shipwrecked on an uncharted island, she enters a fight for survival armed with nothing but her instincts,” reads the back-of-box blurb.
System Requirements for Tomb Raider on Linux
Tomb Raider for Linux makes use of OpenGL and should work with most modern Nvidia graphics card that have at least 1GB of memory and runs with the proprietary Nvidia binary Linux driver.
The minimum system requirements also call for an Intel i3 (or AMD FX-6300) processor paired with at least 4GB RAM.
AMD GPU users need a card with a minimum of 2GB of memory. The game works with the MESA 11.2 driver.
For best performance Feral Interactive recommend an Intel i5 processor, 8GB RAM, and a NVIDIA GeForce 760 GPU with 3GB graphics memory.
Liam over at Gaming on Linux will (hopefully, barring digital disasters) live stream some Tomb Raider on Linux action later today, so keep an eye on his TwitchTV profile — I regularly do ;)
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- Source: Feral Interactive via GOL