Romero Games today announced that Empire of Sin's development is shifting towards adding new content, following a series of patches that focused on fixing issues with balancing and stabilizing the game. Modding support will arrive later this year, as part of the game's free Precinct Update.
Before that, however, The Gangster Update becomes available today for all Empire of Sin players. It introduces a suite of quality of life improvements, including "an updated weapon proficiency system, improvements to controller scheme, and improvements to the game’s missions."
Empire of Sin's free Precinct Update will then let players paint the map in their empire's color, while streamlining certain management aspects and improving others.
There will be more opportunities for synergy, unified empire management screens, new ways to win, and a handful of other features, which you'll find in the breakdown below, as detailed in an press release sent to us by Romero Games:
- Precincts: Precincts create a new management layer across neighborhoods, allowing for better synergy and control of numerous ways to streamline your criminal empire. However, turning your neighborhood into a massively integrated monopoly on illegal booze can have consequences - top precincts will garner more attention from the police. New empire management screens have been unified under a precinct screen as a means of streamlining gameplay mechanics and making it easier for the common criminal to break bad, at scale. Precincts and their rackets are controlled via a central building known as The Depot. Take the depot to win the precinct.
- Moguls & Win Conditions: There’s more than one way to the top of the Chicago mob scene. Players focused on building their empire can reach for the Chi-Town Mogul win condition. Alternatively, those focused on diplomacy can find a new path to victory with The Buyout. The more enterprising boss can now put down their guns and tell the competition to sleep with the fishes with business prowess - that's the way to run an empire!
- Modsters: Players can create and play mods in Empire of Sin using Paradox Mods or Steam Workshop. Mods can be managed from the Paradox Launcher. Players can now experience prohibition-era Chicago’s seedy criminal underground in new ways. Beginning with The Precinct, phase 1 of modding tools give the Empire of Sin community their first opportunity to alter the gameplay to their own liking. Further phases of modding will introduce even more ways to alter Empire of Sin.
- Variety - The Spice of Life: Players can now sling their guns or their business savvy with rival gangs in additional racket interiors.
- Balancing changes and additional fixes
Empire of Sin is out now PC, Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch. PDXCON Remixed is also taking place this weekend, promising various panels, announcements, and the unveiling of a brand new game from Paradox's in-house development studio.
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