Total War: Rome Remastered launches today, revitalizing the venerated third entry in the long-runing series with a suite of welcome improvements. Since its announcement in March, fans have been wondering about the developer's stance on including a multiplayer or co-op campaign in the title.
The original Rome: Total War didn't have a multiplayer campaign option. It actually wouldn't be until Shogun 2's release in 2011 that you could tackle campaigns alongside friends. But, with the remaster aiming to bring the classic strategy game closer to the modern entries in the series, is this feature part of the planned list of improvements?
At launch, Total War: Rome Remastered will not support co-op campaigns. You will, however, be able to play multiplayer battles alongside friends, although that's not exactly the same experience. This was confirmed both in the announcement stream as well as on Reddit.
Feral Interactive Head of Production Edwin Smith did acknowledge the fact that many fans were hoping to play co-op campaigns in Total War: Rome Remastered and said that the developer has "taken it into consideration."
It remains to be seen whether or not this will actually translate to Rome Remastered getting multiplayer campaigns in the future. That being said, the title launches with plenty of improvements that should make it worthwhile for players to dip back into the game or give it a shot for the first time.
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