The Creative Assembly are preparing to release Total War: Rome II in just two weeks time, but they are already thing ahead in terms of post launch support with a mixture of free and paid content planned.
“Rome II will be the biggest game we’ve ever released, in terms of scope, gameplay features and sheer weight of content,” said James Russell, Total War: Rome II Lead Designer, “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.”
Though paid-for DLC will not be the only support shown by Creative Assembly, as they plan to regularly release free content and feature updates.
“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.”
The Creative Assembly has already confirmed the Greek States Culture Pack DLC and free Pontus playable faction will be available day one, players can expect to see the addition of the Seleucid Empire by October. The update will be free, while the Nomadic Tribes Culture Pack containing Scythians, Roxolani and Massagetae will be released as DLC.
Total War: Rome II will release on PC September 3.