After about four years The Creative Assembly the developers of the Total War franchise have once again released their multiplayer campaign beta for people to try out in Empire: Total War. This is great news as even with Total War: Rome II coming out soon its good that the developers are still remembering their old games and Empire Total War is in my opinion the last great Total War game since the days of Medieval: Total War and Rome: Total War or at least the one I played the most in recent years. I didn’t get much into Total War: Shogun 2 even if it was quite good and mechanically sound.
The orignal Empire: Total War multiplayer campaign was added about a year after release, in December 2009 and now after all that time a new page on the official website shows that you can once again sign up for the multiplayer campaign beta for Empire: Total War here.
From totalwar.com: “Shortly after Empire: Total War was released, we added in an unsupported multiplayer campaign beta. Not everyone was able to get hold of a key for this and the application process was eventually discontinued. In response to fan requests we are, for a limited time, offering the opportunity to apply for a key once more.”
“Empire: Total War’s multiplayer campaign beta is an unsupported release, and as such should not be considered a final released product. As such, we are unable to assist with technical support enquiries related to the multiplayer beta.”
The developer will email you with a key and with more details. However don’t expect the multiplayer campaign beta to be bug free or even very playable but at least its better than nothing. I will probably look into trying it out over the weekend.
At least now I have a reason to check out Empire: Total War once again.
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