It’s becoming that our technique recreation of the yr comes from probably the most necessary publishers on the PC.

Steel Division: Normandy ’44 tops our listing of the perfect technique video games of the yr. It’s a worthy alternative, and it showcases Paradox Interactive‘s strategy to publishing on the PC. It got here out in late May, and the Eugen Systems improvement crew has already come out with an growth and a slew of free content material updates.

Of course, this shouldn’t shock anybody. Paradox has a well-earned rep for supporting its video games years after launch. Europa Universalis IV got here out in 2013, and the writer launched its 12th growth for its grand-strategy masterpiecein November. Crusader Kings II is a yr older than EU4, and it lately bought its 14th growth.

Since Steel Division hit, Eugen has included three new battlefields, six new models, two ace fashions, devoted servers for multiplayer, a remastered first mission and results, and an replace that it made with the assistance of the neighborhood.

This doesn’t imply Steel Division will obtain the identical stage of assist. Its scope is smaller. But it’s encouraging that on this period of loot containers and in-game transactions, publishers resembling Paradox and Bethesda see the worth in supporting large single-player video games’ conventional expansions.

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