Total War Saga Troy has been announced as an Epic Games store exclusive. Creative Assembly have uploaded a blog post to explain the rationale behind the decision, but it’s understandable that many PC gamers are disappointed with the move. Some people have reacted unfavourably to the decision whereas few others are asking if and when it’s coming to Steam.
There’s been no shortage of Epic Games store exclusives over the past few years as Borderlands 3 was a controversial coup and more recently there’s titles such as Maneater. It’s understandable why exclusivity deals annoy PC gamers, but they’re unfortunately not going to stop happening.
If you’re not a fan of the Epic Games store and have reacted unfavourably to the Total War Saga Troy announcement, below you’ll discover when it is coming to Steam.
Is Total War Troy coming to Steam?
Total War Saga Troy should come to Steam sometime after August 13th, 2021.
Creative Assembly’s Total War Saga Troy should come to Steam after the aforementioned date as its exclusivity to the Epic Games store lasts for one whole year.
In a blog post uploaded onto the series’ official website, Creative Assembly have explained their reasons for making Troy exclusive to the digital storefront.
“This is an opportunity for TROY specifically, and we have no plans for future games to be Epic exclusives,” claims Creative Assembly.
” It was a difficult decision, and you can be assured that there were a lot of differing opinions in the studio, and a lot of discussions about it – which largely focussed on what it would mean for you, the players.
However, ultimately we considered two things. First we’re at a time when we’re looking to invest more into the ongoing development of Total War this felt like an opportunity to really move the franchise forward by getting it in front of more people.
Secondly, Epic were paying for our players to have our latest release free on day one. For Total War’s 20th birthday, that felt like an opportunity too good to pass up.”
Again, Total War Saga Troy will come to Steam after the 12-month exclusivity deal expires, but a lot of fans are understandably annoyed by the deal.
Creative Assembly have asked disappointed fans to voice any criticisms to the studio as a whole as opposed to individuals.
While there are vocal detractors, the community appears to be more split compared to prior Epic Games store exclusive announcements. This is largely thanks to Total War Troy being a free grab on the platform for 24-hours.