Total Wardeveloper Creative Assembly has employed a Trojan horse of sorts, a diversionary tactic to distract from its original plan. Don’t worry, this horse comes bearing gift — and you know what they say about gift horses.
Total War Saga: Troywill no longer be launching on Steam. Epic has swooped in and secured Troyexclusivity for one year. It releases on the Epic Games Store on August 13, 2020; it releases on Steam on August 13, 2021.
However,Total War Saga: Troy will be free on launch day. For 24 hours on August 13, anyone who claims the newest Total Waron the Epic Games Store will get to keep it permanently. Free stuff is your one Achilles heel. We’ll be sure to remind you when it’s time to pick it up.
In the announcement post, Creative Assembly goes to great lengths to justify the decision. Pre-orders hadn’t yet opened on Steam (so no one had put actual money down), this will expose Total Warto a much larger audience, the Sagaoffshoot series is about experimenting and moving to Epic is a grand experiment, etc. But, the biggest reason isn’t mentioned: Epic will guarantee enough sales to cover development costs, automatically making Total War Saga: Troyprofitable. That alone is justification enough.
A Total War Saga: Troy on Epic Games Store [Total War]