A Total War Saga: TROY now has a release date, listed August 13 for the Epic Games Store. The game will also be free to keep for the first 24 hours of release.
A Total War Saga: TROY will be a blend of historical events and mythological creatures during the Trojan War. The story will follow the War between the City of TROY as the Greeks lay siege to the city.
The announcement came from the game’s official website.
TROY will be an Epic Games Store exclusive
According to the blog, TROY will be an Epic exclusive for 12 months, which will rustle a good chunk of PC gamers. Even then, Epic is giving an incentive to fans through a free 24-hour release window.
“Thanks to Epic, we’re able to offer a Total War title for free on its launch day. It’s a hugely exciting thing for us to be able to do for our players,” says Tim Heaton, Chief Studios Officer at Sega Europe Ltd in a press release.
“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.”
The Total War team also clarifies that the Epic exclusivity is an “opportunity for TROY specifically.” The team promised that only TROY would undergo such a process.
“As developers we truly value our existing fans, but at the same time we want to reach new audiences and have as many people as possible experiencing the thrill of Total War for themselves,” said the announcement.
The team noted that the risk-free deal with Epic allowed for expansive back-end infrastructure development. This expansion will allow the Total War team to expand into multiple storefronts, rather than staying exclusively on Steam.2
Total War team will do something unique for TROY
A Total War Saga: TROY will be unique across many Total War titles. Total War has a knack for making sure their characters and stories are historically accurate for non-fantasy themes. TROY will be a tad different.
The famous Epic of the Trojan War comes from Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey. The entire story has elements of both history and mythology in it. TROY will follow through the story, interpreting mythological characters with their brand of narrative.
A Total War Saga: TROY will stay under Epic exclusivity for its first 12 months. The free day starts at launch on August 13 and lasts until the next day.
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