Evolution Studio has announced that free-to-play MOBA Blood of Steel will not launch as previously planned. Chinese public holidays have been extended as an attempt to suppress the outbreak of the Coronavirus. Hence the delay.
This delay has had a knock-on effect on the development cycle. Extra time is needed to add a final polish to the game. Evolution Studio is the Chinese-based development studio of YC Games.
The studio explained that:
“…development has stopped and the team is still holding off at home, so the scheduled release in February would not be possible. The new release date is TBD but the team will try to make it happen in Spring”.
Blood of Steel was initially scheduled for release on February 20th.
About Blood of Steel
In Blood of Steel, you command the army of a legendary commander from world history. Your aim is to conquer cities and expand your territory against other players online to ultimately rule the world.
Set throughout the Middle Ages, players choose from multiple authentic battlefields as they engage in five-v-five, seven-v-seven, or 10-v-10 legion-based battles. Each individual player is allowed to lead up to 40 AI soldiers. Clever use of terrain, management of different troop types and adapting to dynamic weather systems incorporating variables such as rain and snow are the keys to victory.
As well as the legion-based warfare, players can play a one-on-one duel in PvP battles in the Heroes Arena, offering them a chance to truly show their mastery of the complex fighting system.
Blood of Steel has been out in China for three years since it’s first closed beta. It has accumulated more than 20 million downloads. With over 100 thousand DAU players on the Chinese server already, Blood of Steel is ready to officially join the global market with the upcoming English version coming to Steam.
Over the past three years, the development team has introduced a greater diversity of heroes and improving the balance of the game fully preparing it for the global market.
For more information on Blood of Steel, visit the game’s website. Alternatively, check out the team’s social media accounts including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. And if that’s not enough contact for you, sign up for the Discord channel. Add the game to your Steam Wishlist today.
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