Total War: Rome II Coming to SteamOS

Total War: Rome II has made the list of titles coming to SteamOS.

Rob Bartholomew at Creative Assembly made the announcement, explaining that the team wanted a living room experience for the game, but that the technology hadn’t previously allowed that to be possible. Bartholomew believes that

“At Creative Assembly we want our customers to be able to play on as many platforms and in as many locations as possible,” he said, “so today we are announcing future support for both SteamOS and the Steam Controller.

“We’ve always wanted the Total War franchise to be enjoyed by living room gamers, but the limitations of traditional hardware made our style of game play impossible. Last month, when Valve invited us to test out the new Steam Controller and unveiled their plans for SteamOS – we were impressed. We believe it will provide us with the control fidelity and platform we need to make a living room experience for ROME II that could be a more compelling experience than playing with keyboard and mouse.”

Rome 2 will launch on Linux early next year, with full Steam Controller and Big Picture support to be added thereafter.

Do you want to experience Rome 2 on a controller? While I like the idea of sitting in my living room while playing, no one is going to take my mouse and keyboard away from me — not even Gabe Newell.

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