Creative Assembly Reveals Total War: Rome 2 Post-Release Content
Total War: Rome 2 developer The Creative Assembly has disclosed plans for releasing content for the game post-release.
The game’s Greek States Culture Pack can be acquired for free for those who pre-order the game ahead of its release early next month, while the Pontus playable faction will be available as a free update on day one. In October, the developer intends to add the Seleucids as a free playable faction.
The studio will also add further updates to the game in the form of smaller tweaks focused on optimization rather than anything substantial to the game’s content.
“As with Shogun 2, we will continually improve the game’s compatibility, optimization 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,” explained lead designer James 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 2 in a similar fashion.”
Beyond free DLC, Creative Assembly has plans for paid DLC in the form of the Nomadic Tribes Culture Pack, which features the Royal Scythians, Roxolani, and the Massagetae.
“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.”
“Rome 2 will be the biggest game we’ve ever released, in terms of scope, gameplay features and sheer weight of content,” said Russell, “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 2 has shipped.”
Total War: Rome 2 is due on 3rd September for PC.