Total War: Rome 2 will scratch SteamOS strategy gaming itch

Fans of historical, real-time strategy now have more reasons to be excited for Valve's upcoming SteamOS: Developer Creative Assembly has announced plans to bring Total War: Rome 2 to the platform.

"We've always wanted the Total War franchise to be enjoyed by living room gamers, but the limitations of traditional hardware made our style of game play impossible," reads an announcement on the game's Steam community page. "Last month, when Valve invited us to test out the new Steam Controller and unveiled their plans for SteamOS - we were impressed."

"We believe it will provide us with the control fidelity and platform we need to make a living room experience for [Total War: Rome 2] that could be a more compelling experience than playing with keyboard and mouse."

There is no official launch date for the SteamOS version of Total War: Rome 2, though Creative Assembly claims it will debut "early next year." For now however, Steam is currently hosting a sale that reduces the price of the game by 25 percent. Purchase it now, and once the SteamOS version has launched, it will automatically be added to your list of Steam games.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.