Details on Total War: Rome II from Creative Assembly
The release of Total War: Rome II is now two weeks away, and developers, Creative Assembly, are already looking ahead to the post-release future. They plan a combination of free and paid additional post-launch content, combined with some brand spankin’ new bonus features. Total War: Rome II lead designer, James Russell had this to say:
“Rome II will be the biggest game we’ve ever released, in terms of scope, gameplay features and sheer weight of content, but even then we’re just scratching the surface of the Roman period, an era so rich in diversity that it’s easy to foresee releasing relevant content for years after Rome II has shipped.”
In addition to the paid DLC, Creative Assembly also plans to reward their gamers with free content from time to time:
“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,” continued Russell. “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. In addition to free content, 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.”
In addition to their comments on the post-release DLC, Creative Assembly has also released a video detailing certain aspects of the game, viewable above.