Company of Heroes Lives On With Steamworks Integration
Company of Heroes may be a seven year old game, but its developers at Relic have pledged to continue supporting the game with the implementation of Steamworks into the title, which is currently running on Quezal. As the Quezal service is set to go offline early this May, Relic will be transferring the entirety of Company of Heroes to Steamworks, which you’ll be able to opt into from April 8th, when it goes online.
The developer has acquired the services of Smoking Gun Interactive, a studio made up of former Relic developers who worked on Company of Heroes, to develop a proper Steamworks integration for the title with as many of its original features as possible, implying that not everything available to the original Quezal implementation for multiplayer will be available from the start.
Unfortunately, the studio does not believe that it will be able to transfer the data and statistics accumulated throughout the years of its online existence across to the new Steamworks version of the game. Relic however states that it is investigating the possibility of creating an archive for it to honor the players who’ve supported the game over the past decade.
Relic’s next game, Company of Heroes 2, is set for release on June 25 with a closed beta announcement early next week.