Total War: Rome 2 confirmed for SteamOS release early 2014, Steam controller support

Friday, 8 November 2013 08:12 GMT By Dave Cook

Total War: Rome 2 has been confirmed for release on Steams Linux-based operating system SteamOS.

Over on the Steam Universe community site, The Creative Assembly’s brand manager Rob Bartholomew said, “At Creative Assembly we want our customers to be able to play on as many platforms and in as many locations as possible, so today we are announcing future support for both SteamOS and the Steam Controller.

“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. 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.”

Metro: Last Light was confirmed for SteamOS yesterday, and will ship with 300 prototype rigs being sent to testers by Valve.

Via MCV.

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