Update February 6, 2017: The Linux release date for Civilization 6 has been set, and it's coming this week.
Civ 6 will release on Linux this Thursday, February 9. It'll also have a discounted launch price, so you'll be able to pick it up for $47.99.
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Original Story January 9, 2017: Fans of the PC’s edgy, niche operating systems may now get hyped, as it’s been announced that after popular demand (and bribery) Civ 6 is finally coming to Linux (and, therefore, to SteamOS).
Aspyr Media are handling the port, and have already brought the game to Mac. Until now, Linux gamers have been left hanging, with Aspyr saying they were checking the "feasibility" of a Linux port, but their wait is now over.
“This is by far the most requested game we get asked for by the Linux community,” says Elizabeth Howard, Aspyr’s vice president of publishing, who also discusses the incentives Aspyr have been sent.
“Besides daily inquiries asking for Sid Meier’s Civilization VI, we’ve also received twelve dozen warm chocolate chip cookies as well as squishy Linux penguin toys for the entire office. To say that we are excited to bring Sid Meier’s Civilization VI to Linux is an understatement.”
At least one such gift came courtesy of the Linux gaming subreddit - who are obviously delighted by today's news - shortly after Civ 6's release.