The news we’ve been waiting for is finally here. Imperator: Rome’s game-changing overhaul – otherwise known as the 2.0. ‘Marius’ Update – finally has a release date, and it’s out in just over two weeks. This represents a significant reworking of many of the historical grand strategy game’s systems, similar to the 2.0 update space 4X game Stellaris received.
Imperator: Rome has had a rocky road since it released in 2019, with a less-than-ideal launch state that earned it 33% approval ratings on Steam for much of its first year. Nearly two years later that rating is now at 66% for the last 30 days, perhaps reflecting all of the work and dedication the development team have put into the game since.
The team have been working on this major revision since at least August 2020, when the previous milestone patch 1.5 ‘Meander’ was released. The fact that they’ve decided to jump from 1.5 all the way to 2.0 goes to show how serious they are about giving this strategy game a second lease of life.
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