Based on the 1989 novel of the same name, Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth arrives on Steam this August.
It's not often we see games still donning the names of their creators. We may still have Sid Meier atop Civilization and the late Tom Clancy adorning Ubisoft's long-running franchise, but American Mcgee and Richard Garriot seem to be done and dusted. Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth fills that gap.
Coming from Daedelic Entertainment, this violent indie representation of a literary classic spins the same tale told decades ago. It's 12th century England and everyone's feeling the squeeze. At a time of war and povery, a tiny town decides to erect a cathedral in the hopes that it'll bring wealth and security for its people. A tale told over 30 years sees Philip the Monk, Jack the Stonemason and Aliena work together to build a cathedral more grand than the country's finest. In a cruel twist of fate, it'll be possible to influence and change the events of the novel through your actions.
Preliminary system requirements paint a picture far more bright than the tale's darker tones. You might not run it on a machine from 1989, but one from the mid 2000s should be more than enough. For those interested, they're posted down below;
Preliminary System Requirements
Other than a vague August release, we can't anticipate exactly when Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth will arrive. We'll update as we hear more.