A TOTAL WAR SAGA: TROY Will Be a Timed Epic Games Store Exclusive; Arrives August 13

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A TOTAL WAR SAGA: TROY Will Be a Timed Epic Games Store Exclusive; Arrives August 13

A Total War Saga: Troy will debut on the 13th of August, exclusively via the Epic Games Store — and while it doesn't sound too exciting, the good news is that the next entry in the beloved franchise will be available for free for the first 24 hours after its release. The strategy will come to Steam at some point after August 2021.

Players who have been avoiding the storefront like the plague since its December 2018 launch should be happy to hear that Sega is not planning to turn Total War into an Epic Games Store–exclusive game series.

"We’re really excited about Troy, and we’re even more excited that this will give more of you the chance to play and enjoy it than might have had it otherwise," Creative Assembly explained on the game's official website. "While we know that some of you won’t like the Epic Games Store exclusivity, we feel like this is a great opportunity for us in a lot of ways, and we’re hoping that you’ll take some time to hear us out and for us to answer what some of the questions we think you might have."

According to the team, the decision to bring Troy to the EGS before any other digital store was made for two reasons. "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," the company added.

"Making it available for free, for everyone to keep, during the first 24 hours – wouldn’t have been possible without this deal," Assembly said. With that in mind, check out the latest trailer for Troy right now:

A Total War Saga: TROY is the first in the award-winning strategy series to focus on the Bronze-Age Mediterranean and the legendary twenty-year conflict between the kingdoms of Troy and Mycenaean Greece, known as the Trojan War.

A Total War Saga: Troy is coming to PC (via the Epic Games Store) on August 13, 2020; its Steam version will debut in 2021.