Steel Division 2 Official Launch Delayed till June 20, Beta Phase 3 Launches Today on Steam till April 23
Eugen Systems Delays Launch for Additional Army General Mode Improvements, and Extended Beta Phases
Paris, France – Apr 18, 2019 – Independent developer and publisher Eugen Systems announced today plans to delay the launch for Steel Division 2, the sequel to the critically acclaimed real-time strategy title Steel Division: Normandy 44. Players who pre-ordered a Digital Deluxe Edition of Steel Division 2, can now look forward to playing the final version of the game on June 18, 2019 before the wide release of the Standard Edition on June 20, 2019.
For an independent studio, this decision was not made lightly. The decision to delay the Steel Division 2 launch will afford the development team additional time to focus on improving the Army General mode. This single player campaign mode has grown over the course of development and is shaping up to be an entirely new game-within-a-game. Steel Division 2 fans can expect more details on the progress concerning the Army General mode soon this month and are encouraged to keep an eye on the official Steel Division 2 news feed on Steam for Developer Diaries on the topic.
In addition, the new launch date will allow Eugen Systems to deliver on direct requests from players for more frequent and extended beta phases. With more development time, Eugen Systems will focus on addressing direct requests and feedback from beta players to create the best possible single- and multi-player experiences when Steel Division 2 launches.
To that end, starting today, Steel Division 2 players can look forward to the biggest and longest Beta play session to-date with Beta Phase 3 starting today on Steam. Playable today, from April 18 through April 23, players can look forward to a ton of new content to experience, including:
- Four Divisions: The 20. Panzerdivision, the 29th Tank Corps, as well as the 78. Sturmdivision, the 26th Guards Rifle Division
- Three Game Modes: Conquest, Closer Combat and Breakthrough, featuring the brand-new Defensive Structures
- Three Maps: Autobahn zur Hölle, Vitebsk East (now updated with new lighting, a new mini-map, and a lot of fixes) and the well-known Orsha North
- And of course, more 5-Player coop
Starting on May 29, the Steel Division 2 beta will remain open and uninterrupted until the final game launch on June 20. Until then, Steel Division 2 fans can also look forward to regular updates and additional beta phases as development continues. For details on the upcoming beta phases and more on the recent delay announcement for Steel Division 2, please head to the page on Steam.
For full details on pre-order bonuses for Steel Division 2, please head to the official website at buy.steeldivision2.com.
Steel Division 2 is the sequel to the critically acclaimed real-time strategy title Steel Division: Normandy 44. Set during Operation Bagration on the Eastern Front in the summer of 1944, Steel Division 2 pushes the limits of the World War II tactical experience, delivering new 1:1 scale Dynamic Strategic Campaigns. Command entire armies during Operation Bagration, covering the Soviet counter-attack against Axis forces in Byelorussia. Battle in the multiple skirmish modes on 25 maps and customize your battlegroups in the brand-new deck system, allowing for an unprecedented level of customization.
To stay up to date on the latest regarding Steel Division 2, be sure to visit the game’s official website and follow the developers at Eugen Systems on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. Fans can also interact with the Steel Division 2 team at Eugen Systems and find the latest developer diaries on the official Eugen Systems forums.
About Eugen Systems
Eugen Systems is a French video game development studio founded in 2000 by Alexis and Cédric Le Dressay in Paris, France. Over the years, the independent studio has become renowned as masters of the real-time strategy genre, offering detailed and intense tactical combat experience powered by their in-house developed IrisZoom engine. Since their first title Times of Conflict (2000), Eugen Systems has alternated between near-future warfare with Act of War (2005) to historical conflicts in R.U.S.E (2010) and the Wargame series (2012). Historical accuracy of their titles is paramount with the studio taking pride in smart planning and execution, their in-depth simulation systems, and realistic combat. Their latest games include Act of Aggression (2015) and the critically acclaimed Steel Division: Normandy 44 (2017). Eugen Systems is currently working on Steel Division 2 – their first game to be self-published.