Appearing as if from nowhere, a lot could be said about Eugen Systems' Steel Division: Normandy 44 from its sudden announcement back in March. Now feature ready and already in the hands of RTS-affectionados, it's time to look forward to a brighter future - one befitting classic real-time strategy fans.
Driftland: The Magic Revival is a 4X Strategy that's being developed by Star Drifters and is set to be released for the PC sometime this year.
Eugen Systems employees are fighting back against bad work conditions and lack of payment.
Age of Empires spiritual successor Empires Apart from Slitherine has been developed with the help of "hundreds of AoE players around the world", and there's a stream of the game tonight.
Paradox's WW2 strategy will get its second paid expansion next month, and the next update will add free missions for the co-op campaign too.
Despite the release of several notable DLC expansions and console ports, Paradox's only game release in 2017 was Steel Division: Normandy 44 in May. Their CEO Fredrik Wester says this is "not good enough".
Microsoft and 343 Studios are updating and enhancing the Halo Collection of all four main Halo games next year, and this could be the time when it at last comes to PC.