TW: Rome 2 is heading to the console... Oh no...

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#1 Posted by jhonMalcovich (4505 posts) -

Got you XD

TW: Rome 2 is heading to the SteamOS console. Lol it´s better than PS4 launch line up.

Total War: Rome II will get a Steam Machine version with full Steam Controller support.

The company's Rob Bartholomew has explained:

"We've always wanted the Total War franchise to be enjoyed by living room gamers, but the limitations of traditional hardware made our style of game play impossible," he said.

"Last month, when Valve invited us to test out the new Steam Controller and unveiled their plans for SteamOS - we were impressed. We believe it will provide us with the control fidelity and platform we need to make a living room experience for Rome II that could be a more compelling experience than playing with keyboard and mouse.

"Rome II will be launching on Linux early next year, with full Steam Controller and Big Picture support to be added as soon as Valve gets us a controller dev kit."

#2 Edited by Negro-y-Azul (79 posts) -

Steambox isn't a console. It's a LInux PC, with Steam Big Picture mode, and a controller. I already have a "SteamBox", ie a PC hooked up to my TV with a controller.

#3 Posted by Frozzik (3421 posts) -

Hopefully all developers will adopt steam OS so I can dump windows on my gaming pc

#4 Posted by MrYaotubo (2630 posts) -

I guess it isn´t then lol.

#5 Posted by Sagem28 (10498 posts) -

Is this the reason why Rome 2 is such a trainwreck ?

#6 Posted by Haveeked (42 posts) -

They still haven't fixed the game have they? This is probably the worst version of Total War I've played.

Napoleon was much better

#7 Posted by uninspiredcup (7797 posts) -
@Sagem28 said:

Is this the reason why Rome 2 is such a trainwreck ?

Alot of the userbase (including myself) questioned the sudden UI changes.

The ironic thing here is, everything was dumbed down and stripped... yet they managed to make it less comprehensible.

Shogun 2 > Rome II

#8 Edited by jhonMalcovich (4505 posts) -

@Sagem28 said:

Is this the reason why Rome 2 is such a trainwreck ?

It´s not actually bad after patches. The first 3 patches that arrived in the first weeks, basically fixed the game for me.

In general, the launch of Rome 2 is not even close to be as bad as in case of Empire.

Besides the game has already got the Steam Workshop support. So it´s like Skyrim now, people will fix and improve everything and faster than the developer.

So Rome 2 with mods is actually very good.

#9 Edited by jhonMalcovich (4505 posts) -
#10 Posted by wis3boi (31102 posts) -

@Sagem28 said:

Is this the reason why Rome 2 is such a trainwreck ?

No, developing for a mini PC is not a valid excuse

#11 Posted by PCgameruk (1425 posts) -

So this must mean Steam box will be more powerful than the PS4? Or was just easy cross over job?

#12 Posted by ihsanqueen (866 posts) -

Whatever man we don't need a flop game

#13 Edited by jhonMalcovich (4505 posts) -

@ihsanqueen said:

Whatever man we don't need a flop game

Lol. Flop ? I don´t play scores. Let me know when consoles have something like this

#14 Posted by hoosier7 (3780 posts) -

I'd rather they fix my PC version first.

#15 Posted by ReadingRainbow4 (13375 posts) -

I already uninstalled it, have zero desire to reinstall.

#16 Posted by Wasdie (49613 posts) -

The game has gotten infinitely better since patches. After the 3rd patch it was in a much better state and after the current patch (#5) it's a very good game. Sad it took them so long to get it that way.

Apparently the dev said the steam controller worked surprisingly well with Total War when he tried it. It will be interesting to see how that works in the end.

#17 Posted by psymon100 (6138 posts) -

@Frozzik said:

Hopefully all developers will adopt steam OS so I can dump windows on my gaming pc

#18 Posted by ReadingRainbow4 (13375 posts) -

I really want to see steam OS in action.

#19 Posted by Heil68 (43414 posts) -

The series is boring to me, so I wont get it no matter what platform they put it on.