A recent post in the Linux gaming section of Reddit seems to have uncovered a hint towards a possible Linux release of the highly anticipated game from Ubisoft: Watch Dogs. According to the post on the Reddit boards, the SteamDB entry for the game shows a value assigned to Linux Icon which might point to a possible Linux version in the future.
The full post reads, “Flicking through SteamDB, under additional information you can find the Watch_Dog app sub includes a Linux client icon section including archived icon added 13 days ago. Couldn’t open the zip but changing extension to jpg reveals a single tiny icon so far, similar to those found along with other sizes in other Linux games.”
A typical error by devs adding games to steam is to have the oslist flag for Linux as a mistake (which will list the game as compatible with Linux) and simply remove the flag after a few days. In contrast, oslist is not flagged as Linux but instead has the inclusion of the Linux client icon archive, leading me to believe it may be something that will be announced later and released after the Windows release.
I was wondering if you guys follow SteamDB to understand enough of what the likelihood is?
I would still take it as a rumour for now, but it is looking very possible. If this is the case, it would be the first Ubisoft steam title to take on Linux.
Although the news seems to be just a rumour, the arguments put forward by the poster cannot be easily swatted aside. Also entries in SteamDB in the past have ended up being true proof that a game is going to land on Linux.