Total War Saga: Troy now has an August release date and it will be the first game bearing the Total War name that releases on the Epic Games Store. This, naturally, leaves players wondering about the status of its Steam version.
Here's everything you need to know about whether or not Total War Saga: Troy will be available on Steam upon release.
Total War Saga: Troy Steam
Total War Saga: Troy has been present on Steam since it was revealed, however, players will not be able to pick it up and play it on Valve's storefront at launch.
Total War Saga: Troy will, instead, be exclusive to the Epic Games Store for a period of twelve months, joining many other titles.
Since the game is set to launch on August 13, 2020, those willing to wait or who miss the short window in which it will be given away for free will likely be able to pick up Total War Saga: Troy on Steam on or around August 13, 2021.
In a post tackling the reasoning behind accepting the Epic exclusivity deal, developer Creative Assembly stressed that "this is an opportunity for TROY specifically, and we have no plans for future games to be Epic exclusives.
"As developers we truly value our existing fans, but at the same time we want to reach new audiences and have as many people as possible experiencing the thrill of Total War for themselves. As a business that means putting Total War onto new platforms so that it can reach more players. This is part of that and in principal we’d like future Total War titles to be simultaneously available, from launch day, on as many store fronts as possible.", it continued.
Total War Saga: Troy will let players experience the Trojan War from both sides, featuring eight famous heroes such as Achilles, Hector, prince Paris and king Menelaus.