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  METRO REDUX LAUNCHES FOR LINUX AND STEAM OS
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12/12/2014
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Larkspur, Calif., December 12, 2014 -- 4A Games and Deep Silver have released the dedicated Linux versions of Metro 2033 Redux and Metro: Last Light Redux on Steam today, and in celebration, fans can snatch the award-winning titles for 50 percent off the regular price ( http://store.steampowered.com/sub/44169/.)

Both games support Steam Play, meaning that owners of any Steam version will automatically find the respective game added to their Windows PC and Linux steam libraries. The titles were developed in-house at 4A Games, who have once again pushed the boundaries of native Linux gaming.

"Thanks to huge advances in driver support, the Metro Redux titles were developed for Linux using OpenGL 4.0," said Oles Shishkovstov, chief technical officer at 4a Games. "This has allowed us to deliver an experience that rivals the DX11 version for Windows in terms of graphical fidelity and performance - something that was just not possible when we ported the original Metro: Last Light to Linux a year ago."

Linux gamers can now expect a full suite of advanced options previously only available in the high-end DX11 version, including SSAA, Motion Blur, VSynch, and NVIDIA PhysX on supported video cards.

Mac versions of both titles, also based on advanced OpenGL 4, are set to release on Steam later this month.

4A games also confirmed the minimum and recommend specs for the Linux versions:

Minimum:

OS: 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04 or 14.04 or Steam OS

Processor: Intel Core i5 2.7 GHz (or equivalent AMD)

Memory: 4 GB RAM

Graphics: NVIDIA Geforce 460 / AMD 5850 with 2GB VRAM

Open GL: OpenGL 4

Hard Drive: 10 GB available space

Recommended:

OS: 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04 or 14.04 or Steam OS

Processor: Intel Core i7 2.5 Ghz (or equivalent AMD)

Memory: 8 GB RAM

Graphics: NVIDIA Geforce 680 / AMD 7870 with 2GB VRAM+

Open GL: OpenGL 4

Hard Drive: 10 GB available space

To be the first to hear about future developments in the Metro universe, join the community on Facebook.com/MetroVideoGame or Twitter.com/MetroVideoGame.

About 4a Games

4a Games is a computer game development company headquartered in Malta, with a game studio in Kiev, Uk-raine. The studio was established in December 2005 by veterans of the Ukrainian game industry, with the aim of developing premium quality computer games for high-end PCs and next generation consoles supported by the in-house developed '4a Engine'. At the heart of the company are around 80 talented designers, programmers, artists, sound specialists and writers, with years of experience in software development and computer games in particular.

About Deep Silver

Deep Silver develops and publishes interactive games for all platforms, seeking to deliver top-quality products that provide immersive game experiences driven by the desires of the gaming community. The company has published more than 200 games worldwide since 2003, including the best-selling zombie action Dead Island TM franchise, the critically-acclaimed Metro TM : Last Light and the smash hit action adventure Saints Row IV TM . Deep Silver is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Koch Media, GmbH, and also owns the development studios Deep Silver Fishlabs in Hamburg, Germany, Deep Silver Volition based in Champaign, IL, USA, and Deep Silver Dambu-ster Studios in Nottingham, UK. For more information please visit www.deepsilver.com

All product titles, publisher names, trademarks, artwork and associated imagery are trademarks, registered trademarks and/or copyright material of the respective owners. All rights reserved.

© Deep Silver, a division of Koch Media GmbH, Austria

Copyright 2014 and Published by Deep Silver, a division of Koch Media