"I reckon we could get something within half an hour."
By Tim Colwill on October 8, 2013 at 8:47 am
Creative Assembly have been playing around with the recently-announced Steam Controller — you know, this weird-looking thing – and have said that they shouldn’t need more than an hour to get Total War: Rome 2 working on it.
“We were handed a controller – we had it on a big projector in front of the rest of the group – and we had someone’s login to Steam, it was running on Big Picture Mode on this big projector, and we just scrolled over to Rome Total War 2 and hit Go and just messed around with the default controls,” said Creative Assembly’s Rob Bartholemew to PCGamesN.
“Now obviously, it’s just the standard Steam default control setting that applies to all new games that are booted up that don’t have developer customised control settings, so the trackpad on the right moved the mouse around, and the trackpad on the left moved the camera around in Battle and Campaign, and the triggers did left and right output (…) if we were designing the next Total War or looking at Rome 2 and wanting to release an official CA Rome 2 control config file, I reckon we could get something within half an hour, certainly within an hour,” said Bartholomew.
He said that while the control scheme might not be for all players, they “felt pretty good” about the controller and said that they could release a config online for people who wanted it.
“Obviously the more advanced players are probably not going to want to play it in their living room anyway because they like that kind of environment of being up close on their desktop, [but] it adds customisability to the game,” he said.
Read our enormous Rome 2 review right here.