The upcoming Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia has been pushed back two weeks, according to developer Creative Assembly. The turn-based war game, originally supposed to release next month on April 19, is now launching on May 3.
“We’d like to buy ourselves a bit more time for the final push, so we’ve made the call to nudge the release date back by two weeks. Alongside our usual prelaunch procedures, we’re adding and tweaking a few features we wouldn’t otherwise have time for,” Creative Assembly wrote in a blog post about the delay.
“These changes will include some quality-of-life UI improvements, such as showing the player a breakdown of sources contributing to their current War Fervour level. We’re also implementing multiple shades of plus-and-minus effects regarding different levels of food, and how each level interacts with upkeep and supplies,” Creative Assembly added. “We’re doing some more balancing work on the campaign AI, chiefly regarding its aggression levels on different difficulty settings, and the number (and composition) of the armies it recruits.”
Creative Assembly also discussed its focus on battle in the game, with particular attention to AI flanking behavior, AI targeting, and tweaking a number of animation sets. “Soldiers now hold their shields out as they walk, reinforcing the shield-wall focus of the age, and ensuring they better maintain unit coherency on the move,” the post says.
“It’s never easy delaying a launch, not least because it means a longer wait for you. But we strongly feel the game will be better for it, so do please bear with us as we get things finished up!” Creative Assembly concluded. Thrones of Britannia will release on its new May launch date for the PC.