Total War: Rome 2 is coming on Steam OS

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By Satyendra Mishra – 9th November 2013
Total War: Rome 2 is coming on Steam OS
ob Bartholomew, official representative of The Creative Assembly, confirmed that the team is working on developing a Steam OS version for Total War: Rome II. It will be released during the first half of 2014, with support for Steam Controller and Big Picture.

“We’ve always wanted the Total War< franchise to be enjoyed by living room gamers,” says Rob, “but the limitations of traditional hardware made our style of game play impossible.”

The Valve Steam Machine users will not be the only ones to get excited about the announcement. Since the Steam OS is basically based on Linux, the news headline could be easily translated in “Total War: Rome 2 is coming on Linux”.

More titles are expected to be announced for Steam OS in the following months.

Total War: Rome 2 was released on September 3, 2013. Those who chose to preorder it, also received a bonus package containing three new factions, Greece, Epirus and Sparta. For all other fans of the series, the producer also announced a special collector’s edition of the game which will include several bonus items such as:

  • The board game Tabula – a roman version of the classic backgammon.
  • Three reproductions of the classic roman dice found at Herculaneum.
  • The board game Total War Cards: Punic Wars. A strategy game for two players who fight with each other in order to get control over resources and territories.
  • One mini map of all the 57 provinces available in Rome II campaigns.
  • A miniature roman catapult.

Depending on the player’s budget and his or her intentions, Steam Machine will be available in several versions powered by i7-4770, i5-4570 or i3 Intel Core processors. The GPU units available for the device are the GeForce GTX 660, GTX 760, the GTX 780, or the GeForce Titan model. The RAM Memory installed on the Steam Machine is the same for all models, 16 GB DDR3 running at 1600 MHz. There will be enough storage space as well, as the compact PC will feature SSH disks of 1TB with 8GB flash memory.

The official release date for Valve’s Steam Machine was not made public yet. However, according to the latest news, we know for a fact that it is supposed to be released in the first half of 2014. Moreover, Valve promises a new type of game controller that will feature touch pads instead of analog joysticks, feedback capabilities and programmable screens.