Oxenfree 2, the long-awaited sequel to 2016’s mystery-horror title of the same name, is finally getting released on July 12, 2023. Developed by Night School Studio and published by Netflix Games this time, the game was originally announced back in 2021 during Nintendo’s Indie World Showcase. It was slated to arrive that same year but was then delayed to 2022 and then finally to 2023. It has been a long wait, but the time has come. Oxenfree was a great indie mystery-horror graphic adventure, one that was able to masterfully show and express horror without any kind of cheap jump scares. Oxenfree 2 continues on with the events of the first game, taking place five years after it. Developers have also announced localized interface and subtitle support for up to 32 languages in total, so players can experience and play the game as they like. If you are reading this article, then you must be one of the many who are looking for a release date for the game’s macOS and Linux versions. And we wouldn’t put you at fault for that. After all, there’s no mention of these versions in the promotional materials.
Making a game multi-platform can be a tough job, but not impossible. In the end, it all depends on the budget and its feasibility. If the developers feel that allowing their game to become multi-platform will be beneficial, then they will surely do it. In addition to that, some platforms create an exclusivity deal that makes it impossible for games to be ported to other devices. Games like Bloodborne and Halo Infinite are great examples of that. So, is there a release date for the macOS and Linux versions of Oxenfree 2? Let’s find out!
Oxenfree 2 (II) Lost Signals Linux & macOS version Release Date: When is it coming it
At the time of writing, the developers haven’t announced any plans regarding the release of Oxenfree 2 (II) Lost Signals on Linux and macOS. Right now, the only confirmed platforms for the game are the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and 5, Windows, Android, and iOS. There are no details on the release date for Linux and macOS ports.
But why? Well, to be completely honest, we don’t really know. There could be a myriad of reasons. Linux and macOS generally lack support for most games. Although, thanks to the rise in popularity of the Steam Deck, Linux gaming has been gaining popularity. But macOS gaming is still more or less in its infancy. Maybe Netflix Games decided to drop Linux and macOS versions due to their low userbase as compared to the other platforms.
Another possible reason could be simply that both Linux and macOS versions will arrive at a later date. And if that is true, then you might need to wait. Since Oxenfree was available on both macOS and Linux, it is quite possible that its sequel will also be released on these platforms at a later date. But do note that there is no official confirmation on this matter, so take it with a pinch of salt.
For now, macOS and Linux players can either play the game on other platforms or simply wait for macOS and Linux versions to arrive. If that does happen, we will be sure to let our readers know. Until then, don’t forget to check out DigiStatement. Also read: Age of Wonders 4 macOS Support: Is it coming
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