Sega is back to business, and now they have announced Total War Saga: Troy. The game is strategic, based on conflict between the kingdoms of Troy and Mycenaen Greece. The other name used for this is the infamous “Trojan War”.
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Total War Saga: Troy will be an Epic Games Store exclusive at first. Further, it’ll be completely free for the first 24 hours. Total War Saga: Troy is scheduled to release this year on August 13, 2020, for PC.
“Thanks to Epic, we’re able to offer a Total War title for free on its launch day,” said Sega Europe chief studios officer Tim Heaton. “It’s a hugely exciting thing for us to be able to do for our players.
“Not only does this mean that we can bring the tales and legends of Troy to a wide audience through Epic’s massive platform, but it also means new players will get to try Total War for the first time, experiencing the unique gameplay that the series is famous for.”
Creative Assembly wrote a blog, explaining their situation about making Total War Saga: Troy free on the first day. According to Creative Assembly, they were approached by Epic Games Store at first. Their offer was hard to consider, however they considered two advantages.
“However, ultimately we considered two things. First we’re at a time when we’re looking to invest more into the ongoing development of Total War this felt like an opportunity to really move the franchise forward by getting it in front of more people. Secondly, Epic were paying for our players to have our latest release free on day one. For Total War’s 20th birthday, that felt like an opportunity too good to pass up.”
Lastly, the game developers have also asked their fans to avoid unnecessary criticism. They have also requested fans to avoid targetting individual employees on social media platforms.
“We get it. It’s unexpected. But they’re not going to be able to change anything, and probably weren’t the ones who made the decision regardless.”