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The latest Sid Meier game, Civilization: Beyond Earth, launches later this week exclusively for PC. Mac and Linux players won’t get to play right out of the gate, but Aspyr Media announced today that Beyond Earth will be available for those platforms through Steam and on Apple’s Mac App Store sometime “this holiday season.”

Mac and Linux players can preorder a Steam code for Beyond Earth today through Aspyr’s Preordering will net you the Exoplanets Map Pack as a free bonus.

According to Aspyr, a prolific developer of Mac games, the Mac and Linux versions of Beyond Earth will “retain the same features and gameplay as the Windows PC version, while also offering cross-platform multiplayer via Steam.”

You can follow Aspyr’s progress on the Mac and Linux versions of Beyond Earth through a special “Dev Diary” series at

This is not the first time Aspyr Media has teamed up with Firaxis Games and 2K to bring a Sid Meier game to Mac. The developer was also behind the Mac versions of Civilization III, IV , and V.

For more on Beyond Earth, be sure to watch the game’s impressive intro cinematic (above), and then check out our previous coverage of the upcoming strategy game. Just yesterday, 2K announced that the Windows PC version is now available to pre-load, and that you can play Civilization V for free until October 23.

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Als Anfang Oktober 2013 Air Conflicts: Vietnam auf den Markt gebracht wurde, schauten Besitzer eines Mac- oder Linux-Systems aus der Röhre. Nun hat das Warten ein Ende und auch die Mac- und Linux-Fassung des Action-Spiels ist nun verfügbar.
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Deep Silver reveals Mac version will launch on September 10, while Linux iteration coming later in the year; Metro franchise will “absolutely continue,” says CEO.


Deep Silver and 4A Games announced today that a Mac version of Metro: Last Light will arrive on September 10, while a Linux iteration will be released later in the year.

In a statement, 4A Games chief technology officer Oles Shishkovstov said bringing the first-person shooter to Mac and Linux is “further testimony to the power and flexibility” of the studio’s proprietary 4A Engine.

The Mac and Linux versions of Metro: Last Light are in development at 4A Games.

Metro: Last Light on Steam will support Steam Play and will receive the same downloadable content as the PC and console versions.

Separately, Deep Silver CEO Dr. Klemens Kundratitz told Joystiq that purchasing the Metro franchise during the THQ bankruptcy auction for $ 5.9 million has been a “positive experience” and said the franchise will continue.

“I’m very glad we acquired that brand,” Kundratitz said. “While it launched in a very dry space in the gaming calendar this year, it still got a lot of attention. Our ambition is to absolutely continue with that brand and we will also, in the next phase, look to making it more accessible for a broader gamer audience.”

For more on Metro: Last Light, check out GameSpot’s review.

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