Lead designer reads the entrails of his game and foretells the future.
By Tim Colwill on August 27, 2013 at 6:06 pm
It looks like Creative Assembly may be looking to push out Total War: Rome 2 post-launch DLC for pretty much the rest of the foreseeable future. Lead designer James Russell has been quoted in a press release by the company as saying that “it’s easy to foresee releasing relevant content for years after ROME II has shipped.”
While it’s unlikely that Russell actually shouted the name of his game in CAPITAL LETTERS, it’s very likely that he is already hard at work on figuring out exactly what form that DLC will take.
“Gamers can expect to see Culture Packs that add more playable factions and unique units, Feature Packs that add gameplay or wide-ranging aesthetic changes, and Campaign Packs that add entirely new story-based campaign expansions,” he explained.
“As with SHOGUN 2, we will continually improve the game’s compatibility, optimisation and integral features such as AI and gameplay balancing post-release, and plan to add to that with new control schemes and additional free formats on other operating systems,” he concluded, again feeling the need to LOUDLY SHOUT the names of his games for some reason.
“We are also very proud of how SHOGUN 2 is our most moddable Total War to date with over 500 user-made mods on Steam Workshop alone. We hope to support ROME II in a similar fashion.”
Purchasers of Rome 2 will get the Greek States Culture Pack DLC and the Pontus faction update for free on day one. A Selecuid Empire faction pack and Nomadic Tribes Culture Pack are expected as DLC in October.
Rome 2 launches September 3 in Australia.
Source: Press Release