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Total War developer ‘absolutely intends’ to support SteamOS

Wednesday, 9th October 2013 23:04 GMT By Brenna Hillier

The Creative Assembly is bang behind SteamOS, and sees no problem in porting its games to Linux for Valve’s new hardware scheme.

Total War brand director Rob Bartholomew expressed plenty of enthusiasm for the new platform when PCGamesN asked him if Creative Assembly would port the strategy games to Linux.

“There’s absolutely no reason why not. It’s not something that’s ever particularly worried us. We port to Mac already, so we’re kind of used to porting Total War to other OSes – or at least our partners at Feral who do that Mac work for us, that’s certainly something we’re very familiar with,” he said.

“We’ve certainly got no worries about Linux as a platform, and as you know, we’ve appeared on the SteamOS page, and our intention is absolutely to support the OS.”

Any issues that arrive in the porting process will probably be resolved in collaboration with Valve, he added.

“If we ever did have any problems with that we’d certainly solve it with them. We’d obviously want to make sure that if we released a version of Rome 2 for SteamOS specifically, that it worked really nicely with the infrastructure that they’ve got planned for that,” he said.

Bartholomew said strategy might not be what you think of when you contemplate playing games in your living room, but that won’t stop the Creative Assembly. The team said recently that it will take them no time at all to whip up a control scheme for Valve’s shiny new controller.

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  1. XanderZane

    Interesting. This will at least allow PC gamers to try out Total War 2 on the SteamBox and compare it with their regular PC controls. She which one they like better.

    #1 10 months ago
  2. Erthazus

    HA.
    That makes Xbox and PS controllers SHIT.

    Awesome. First decent RTS game on consoles – Revolution in Gaming from VALVE and Creative Assembly. First decent Total War on consoles.

    I need to try this, i’m sure PC will be the better alternative with M%K combo but trying this? Oh. Sure. Why not?

    #2 10 months ago
  3. pcbros

    Support for SteamOS is beginning to take place… from indie developers to AAA developers.

    #3 10 months ago
  4. GrimRita

    Who cares?! CA lost all credibility after the bullshit with Rome 2. They should get their own house in order first before attempting to spread their muck elsewhere.

    #4 10 months ago
  5. Llewelyn_MT

    Good to hear that. PC gaming should be exempted from The Microsoft Tax (a.k.a. Windows license fee) and long time ago.

    #5 10 months ago