Si vous attendez ce prometteur wargame allant simuler en profondeur la guerre de Sécession, voici une première date majeure sur laquelle vous caler. En effet le jeu arrivera en phase Accès anticipé à compter du 21 août prochain, chez Valve.
Phase bêta qui offrira trois campagnes et onze scénarios, et surtout qui permettra aux développeurs de peaufiner le jeu. Dont la version finale devrait sortir vers la fin de l’année, si tout va bien, qui est donc la période à retenir pour ceux ne souhaitant pas essuyer les plâtres.
Pour plus d’informations sur Grand Tactician – The Civil War (1861-1865), voyez le site officiel, particulièrement la section du blog des développeurs, ainsi que cette page sur Steam. Voyez aussi ce trailer pour un récapitulatif de l’essentiel, ou encore cet aperçu dans nos colonnes.
Grand Tactician Releases in Early Access on the 21st of August.
A Very Special Dispatch, July 21, 2020.
Sir, we know you have patiently waited for the order to attack. Now it’s the time to make the preparations, as the attack is imminent!
On the 21st of August Grand Tactician: The Civil War 1861-1865 will be released on Steam, in Early Access, at the price of 39,99 (EUR/USD), some 10% less than the final release price (44,90 EUR/USD).
This version of the game will include three different campaign starting points (1861, 1862, and 1863), plus eleven (11) stand-alone battles.
Why Early Access?
Though the game is playable, we are still hard at work to make the players’ experience the best it can be. Specifically, due to the complexity of the game, bugs are still there, and the campaign game-play is not yet balanced well enough for us to be completely happy with it. A save option during battles is also one of the main improvements that the team aims at introducing as soon as possible.
For players waiting for a more refined and complete game play experience, waiting for the final release is recommended.
The game will be in Early Access for approximately the rest of the year – until we are happy with it. The time will be used for bug-fixing, balancing, adding more battle maps, and an 1864 campaign scenario.
Finally, during the early access period, players’ feedback will be carefully monitored to improve the game-play experience.
After the final release, a post-release roadmap will be published, including additional features, maps, and playable content – which will be free to all owners of the game.
The soundtrack of Grand Tactician is a feature we are particularly proud of. Including only thematic songs of the period and performed by Wasel and the Weasels, the soundtrack will also be sold separately and in a special bundle with the game. This will allow listening to the songs also outside of the game, and supporting the talented volunteer musicians.
In case you want to know more about the development of Grand Tactician, don’t hesitate to contact the team.
I am, sir, Your very ob’t se’v’t,
O. KEPPELMÜLLER, Gen’l. Engineer Corps.