The Rust Client, A Multiplayer Survival Game will soon stop having a version for Linux. In compensation will offer refunds to those currently using it. In an article published on their blog, they explain that the Linux version became a "sanctuary of cheats".
To this must be added that an update that incorporated improvements in performance and security, and that was released in September it didn't work on linux. However, developers still want to have a version that does.
At first the developers, Facepunch Studios, thought of aisland build for linux on your own server, releasing only maintenance patches. This build would not receive any new features. However, then have chosen to remove the client entirely.
According to said founder and programmer Garry Newman:
“After listening to the Linux community for the past week, we now realize that doing a separate build would suck. So we decided that it would be better to stop releasing a Linux client and offer refunds. "
Anyway, if you had bought the Linux client you will have to wait for the refund. To obtain it, Facepunch Studios must coordinate with the Steam gaming platform on which it is marketed.
Newman recommends that use the Linux version at least once before September 5, the expected date for disconnection. This is to ensure that you are eligible for the refund. This is because to determine if you can order it or not they will be based on the history of use of Steam, and this has a limited number of records.
Even when you think they shouldn't reimburse you, Newman invites you to ask for it anyway.
"You can use that money to buy a game from a developer that is compatible with Linux, it is the best thing you can do to help your community"
Newman acknowledges that while they expected the Linux version to be more difficult to maintain than the other products, they underestimated the resources needed to maintain standards.
"We weren't able to test features and bugs" unless we knew or suspected something was wrong. " We have been reactive rather than proactive, and that is not what you would expect when you have paid for a game. "