Humble Choice drops Mac and Linux platforms
Humble Choice has halted its support for Mac and Linux users. This is a surprising change to the subscription as the traditional Humble company has offered indie game bundles for Windows, Mac and Linux platforms since its inception in 2010. Another significant change is the transition to a single monthly subscription for US$11.99, whereas previously Humble offered multiple tiers.
As a result of the refocus of the Humble Choice subscription, support for Mac and Linux users has been discontinued, as the company plans to release a new Humble app on February 1. This app is a proprietary launcher that will only be available for Windows PCs. Humble Choice subscribers will be given access to a ‘Vault’ that contains more than 50 classic games as well as the new Humble Games Collection, which consists of newer indie games.
Humble Choice members using Mac or Linux have until January 31 to download DRM-free Trove games that are still supported for their systems. However, on February 1, some of these games will only be available for download from the Humble launcher on Windows PCs.
Another unexpected change is that if subscribers cancel their membership or skip a month, Humble Choice's discounts to the Humble Store will be reset. Furthermore, games from the Humble Choice subscription will no longer have web download options. So far, there has been a general unpopular reaction to these changes on social media.