Eagerly awaited by many players and strategy game enthusiasts, the upcoming sequel to the acclaimed RTS franchise Men of War II will launch in 2023. The decision to reschedule the original 2022 release date was made in order to accommodate new features and content suggested by its fans and improve the game itself, which would not be possible due to delays caused by the war in Ukraine.
The Ukrainian studio Best Way was based in Severodonetsk and had to help its staff and their families relocate after the events of February 24th, 2022, during which period the development was put on hold. Despite this, the Best Way team has eagerly returned to development in the last several months, and with the help of the supportive community of fans surrounding the franchise, already ran several rounds of closed playtests and the participants were satisfied with the combination of classic Men of War gameplay and new features like the Frontline, Direct Control, and much more.
However, thanks to player feedback gathered through these tests, the development team plans to make the game bigger and better than anyone originally imagined. Realizing this vision will require more development time, but both Best Way and Fulqrum Publishing agreed that it would be well worth it to make the best and biggest Men of War game yet.
This extra development time will allow the Best Way team to add a lot of new content, such as the much requested standalone campaign for the Third Reich and new missions for other factions, improve upon many gameplay features such as the Dynamic Campaigns, significantly upgrade the user interface, and much more. More information will be coming soon about all the new features and improvements for the game, but in the meantime, discover a new epic trailer for Men of War II!
“Postponing the release of a project you hold dear is always a tough decision. However, we believe that meeting a deadline should never compromise quality and we are happy that Fulqrum Publishing agreed to give us the time we need to produce a truly great game,” explains Maxim Kamensky, Producer of Men of War II at Best Way.
“Also, this delay provides us with enough time for all the polishing and balancing phases, much needed for a game the scope of Men of War II. Thanks to our great community for their positive feedback during closed tests – this is very valuable. This extra time will give us a chance to deliver an exceptional experience to the players… Especially keeping in mind that so many of them can’t wait to play it.”
Men of War II will be available for PC via Steam, Epic Games Store and other digital stores in 2023.