Civilization: Beyond Earth Mac Version Should Be Releasing Next Week, Linux Version Has A Couple Weeks Left
We're about a month into the lifespan of Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth, but it looks like the game is about to get a little boost in its player base. According to Mac developer Aspyr, the Mac version of the game has been submitted to Firaxis and 2K for approval, with an estimated arrival time of next week.
In Aspyr's latest dev diary, they revealed that the last week of development was incredibly productive and that this Mac port was quickly nearing a release date. The developer's previous stumbling blocks in development have largely been taken care of. The problem they were facing with leader animations was resolved. The problem with multiplayer sync issues has been lessened, though not removed entirely. Considering this is still a problem that PC players face, though, it shouldn't delay the port's release.
The Linux port, according to the post, is about two or three weeks behind the Mac version in development, so Linux players can still expect to head into space before year's end.
Earlier in development, Beyond Earth's Mac version was confirmed to be getting support for mods via the Steam Workshop, a feature that was unfortunately lacking in the Mac port of Civ V. So far, the Linux port of Beyond Earth doesn't have mod support confirmation yet, but it is a development goal for Aspyr.
Aspyr has worked extensively with 2K Games before. Most recently, the team at Aspyr made it possible for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel to release across operating systems at launch.
Civilization: Beyond Earth is now available for PC and, soon, Mac.