En plus d’une nouvelle conséquente mise à jour 1.4, qui améliore l’IA et permet de nouveaux croisements de voies ferrées, voici aujourd’hui une première extension venant étoffer le contenu et la carte de ce sympathique jeu de construction d’empires ferroviaires. Au programme, un nouveau scénario sur les années 1873-1893, une carte donc agrandie, des marchandises et des locomotives supplémentaires, et même, surprise, un mode nocturne, histoire de pouvoir regarder rouler de nuit vos trains.
Au passage notez que ce nouveau patch semble conclure le programme des mises à jours du jeu annoncé l’hiver dernier (voir cette brève), mais que les développeurs n’ont a priori pas pour autant abandonné le jeu, d’autres évolutions étant semble-t-il en cours d’élaboration. Probablement en parallèle de potentielles futures extensions.
Pour plus d’informations sur Railway Empire – Mexico, voyez cette page sur Steam.
Update 1.4 has been released! Adding Enhanced AI, Crossings and Legacy-Branch
Ever since the launch of the original beta, we’ve been working hard to bring a stack of improvements and additions to Railway Empire, such as enhanced AI, crossings, balancing, a random map generator, the full Transcontinental map, 100-year tech tree, and much more. And there’s still more to come, and we promise to deliver even more content and improvements in the future.
However, all these changes are also affecting the core of the game: the code. According to recent reports, some of these changes may have an effect on save games. For example, we recently had reports about an issue with random maps. For that reason, to protect your saved games and previous content (in case of incompatibility with current and future updates), we are introducing a new build called the Legacy branch, which will allow you to boot up an older version of the game to ensure that whatever we add to the main game, you can still access your old saved games.
How to enter the Legacy branch
1. Go to your Steam library
2. Right-click Railway Empire
3. Select Properties
4. Select the “Betas” section
5. Select “Legacy” from the drop-down menu
6. Steam should automatically start the download
To opt out from the Legacy branch, just repeat the steps above and select “NONE” in step 5.
AI opponents are now able to use the complex track system.
The AI can now make use of signals and multi-tracks, when the player selects the realistic track-building mode in the game settings.
In realistic mode, the AI usually builds two parallel tracks – one for each direction. They will also make use of signals and crossings.
Players can select the track-system for the AI in the game settings. So there are now three modes that you can now choose from:
“Realistic” – Both the player and the AI use the realistic track-building system.
“Normal” – Both the player and the AI use the simple track-building system, where trains can pass through each other.
“Normal AI” – The player uses realistic track-building, but the AI uses the normal (ie. Simple) track-building system.
Hint: Players that are looking for the greatest challenge should use the “Normal AI” setting and “Very Hard” difficulty.
Players and AI can build crossings.
Players and AI can now make use of a multitude of crossings, for example the frequently-requested X-crossings, among many others.
Fixed several issues related to random maps, by changing the way that random maps are created in the first place.
Disclaimer: Because of this change, and the other improvements that have been made in favor of the enhanced AI and crossings, there is a chance that old save games before update 1.4 may be corrupted and in rare cases, might even be broken. If you want to continue playing your version 1.3 random map save games, you can do so on the newly introduced Legacy branch.
Added an “Undo” button to the “Set up rail line” options.
Added “Track utilization” to the “Edit station” screen.
Based on community feedback, new rails will now snap into a parallel position at the end of existing tracks.
Railway Empire sets off for all-new destinations! Mexico DLC Out Now!
Bracknell UK, 8th June 2018
¡Viva Mexico! It’s time to pack your bags and head to the station – Kalypso Media is excited to announce the next stop on Railway Empire’s never-ending quest for entrepreneurial domination. In Railway Empire: Mexico, ambitious rail tycoons everywhere will finally break free from the North American border and expand their business to the varied and challenging landscapes of Mexico. A variety of new and challenging missions will take you from the arid northern regions of the country all the way to the dense jungles of the south, as you strive to boost Mexico’s economy in a new scenario taking place from 1873-1893. The huge new map will be playable in both Free Game and Sandbox modes, while a range of new cities, goods and engines add even more opportunity for economic expansion.
As well as the new content, the DLC also introduces a new night mode, allowing players to switch between day and night whenever they wish for an all-new atmospheric take on the game, and a prime opportunity to take lots of lovely screenshots!
Along with the Mexico DLC release, the Railway Empire base game also received a free update to V1.4 earlier this week. This update provides more great additions to enhance your gaming experience including the ability for players and AI opponents to build crossings and x-crossings and AI opponents are now able to use complex track systems when the player chooses the realistic track building mode in the game settings. This update continues Kalypso’s Games as a Service commitment to all our new releases providing free updates and content enhancing the overall gameplay experience.
Railway Empire: Mexico is available worldwide on PC, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One now for £6.99 (£6.49 PS4, £6.39 XBO) / €7.99 / $7.99 . To celebrate the announcement Kalypso is pleased to reveal a new trailer showcasing some of the great new content available, just make sure you have the sound turned on!
Watch the Railway Empire: Mexico trailer
About Railway Empire
In Railway Empire, you will create an elaborate and wide-ranging rail network, purchase over 40 different trains modelled in extraordinary detail, and buy or build railway stations, maintenance buildings, factories and tourist attractions to keep your travel network ahead of the competition. You’ll also need to hire and manage your workforce if you want to ensure an efficient train service, whilst also develop over 300 technologies ranging from mechanical improvements to the trains themselves to workplace infrastructures and advanced amenities as you progress through five eras of technological innovations.
However, you can’t just build and research your way to the top – the competition never sleeps, and to keep your business on track you’ll have to survive against up to three rival tycoons. To get to the top you may have to resort to more cutthroat tactics as you attack and sabotage your opponents through raids and industrial espionage.
Features of Railway Empire
Exploit the economic opportunities of the United States in an extensive campaign, working your way step by step from coast to coast across this great continent.
Lead your Railway Empire to success by establishing a comprehensive rail network and optimizing transportation of passengers and goods.
Master challenges and objectives through a range of scenarios, or create your perfect railway network in construction mode without any financial pressure.
Over 40 historically accurate locomotives and more than 30 different wagons can be acquired over the course of the game, and must be put to use in the best way in order to take advantage of their strengths and weaknesses.
Invest in over 300 new technologies across five different eras to progress and maximize the potential of your rail network.
Compete with up to three rival companies, and even sabotage their efforts with the use of bandits and spies.
Railway Empire: Mexico is available to download worldwide now for Windows PC, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One. To register your interest for review code, please email the UK PR team with your preferred platform, or request access via Keymailer. Full game of Railway Empire required to play.