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A demo of the 4X strategy Millennia from the developers of Age of Empires 2, WarCraft and Diablo has been released

Strategies and historical accuracy (within certain limits) would seem to go hand in hand. Examples would be Europa Universalis, Age of Empires or Crusader Kings. But what if we find a middle ground – a hybrid game that combines realism, history and fantasy elements in the spirit of Stellaris or Frostpunk?

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The new 4X game Millennia, developed by veterans of System Shock 2, Age of Mythology, Age of Empires 2: The Age of Kings, Orcs Must Die, StarCraft, Diablo, and WarCraft, and published by Paradox, successfully fuses fact and fiction. And it has every chance to compete with the giant Civilization 6. What’s especially nice is that you can try Millennia right now as part of the Steam Next Fest.

Strategies and historical accuracy (within certain limits) would seem to go hand in hand. Examples would be Europa Universalis, Age of Empires or Crusader Kings. But what if we find a middle ground – a hybrid game that combines realism, history and fantasy elements in the spirit of Stellaris or Frostpunk?

The new 4X game Millennia, developed by veterans of System Shock 2, Age of Mythology, Age of Empires 2: The Age of Kings, Orcs Must Die, StarCraft, Diablo, and WarCraft, and published by Paradox, successfully fuses fact and fiction. And it has every chance to compete with the giant Civilization 6. What’s especially nice is that you can try Millennia right now as part of the Steam Next Fest.

Millennia is a large-scale 4X strategy with its own characteristics. At first glance, everything here is familiar: the Stone Age, the development of settlements and armies, the struggle for territory. But the longer you play, the more Millennia differentiates itself from its genre competitors.

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Although it initially presents a historically accurate progression from the Stone Age to the Bronze and Iron Ages, Millennia takes much more liberties with its time frame. For example, if your population suffers from famine and epidemics, you can provoke a completely different era – the Age of Plague. And if the planet is drowning in wars, the Age of Blood will come.

Different technologies, units and political decisions can be revealed in such “anomalous” centuries, which become more and more fantastic over time. Tired of conventional 19th century technology? What about the Age of Steampunk? Or transfer the entire civilization to the clouds in the Age of Aether?

The full release of Millennia is scheduled for 2024.

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