¡¡¡¡It turns out Creative Assembly¡¯s plans for Total War: Three Kingdoms don¡¯t stop at the strategy game launched two years ago and its subsequent DLC. The game¡¯s devs have announced today that, while their work on content for Three Kingdoms DLC is now wrapped up, they¡¯re now pivoting onto a whole other project based on the Romance of the Three Kingdoms novel.
¡¡¡¡That¡¯s according to a new dev diary, in which some of the turn-based strategy game¡¯s devs explain that now the recent Fates Divided expansion is out, Three Kingdoms¡¯ content is complete. ¡°It¡¯s now time to turn our attention to a new project in this amazing, historic tale,¡± game director Jack Lusted says. Associate art director Lulu Zhang explains that the Three Kingdoms team at CA has now transitioned into ¡°pre-production for our next entry in the Three Kingdoms universe, giving us a fresh opportunity to build on this incredible world.¡±
¡¡¡¡Exactly what this new project will be is a bit of a mystery for now, with Zhang saying that the studio will share more when it¡¯s able to. However, what they do tease for now is that they¡¯re ¡°increasing [their] focus on the novel¡¯s rich cast of characters and their individual and unique narratives, taking the core of what made Total War: Three Kingdoms so special and pushing it further.¡± Hmm.
¡¡¡¡This new project also marks the Three Kingdoms team¡¯s move into a standalone unit within the historical Total War sphere, too, as is explained in the dev diary.
¡¡¡¡It looks like we¡¯ll have to keep a weather eye out for more news to come on this new Three Kingdoms game. But, for now, players of the existing title can get stuck into a major new patch which is also dropping today. The 1.7.1 update folds in ¡°numerous community-requested fixes, as well as an important change to the campaign map that sees Mount Song and Hulao pass move to their correct locations,¡± as CA explains in a press release. The studio is also launching a ¡®Complete your Collection¡¯ bundle today, which will let players pick up any DLC they¡¯re currently missing for the game at a lower price.
¡¡¡¡For the full Total War: Three Kingdoms patch notes, you can head to CA¡¯s blog here. You can also check out our rundown of the best RTS games on PC at that link if you¡¯re looking for more to try before news of the next Three Kingdoms arrives.