Firefly Studios have announced that Stronghold: Warlords will be released a little bit later this year.
Stronghold: Warlords delayed until March 9th
In a tweet by its developers, Stronghold: Warlords' release date was revealed to have been delayed until March 9, 2021.
We have an important announcement to make regarding the release date of Stronghold: Warlords to share with you all today. pic.twitter.com/PyuFTxujAJ
— Firefly Studios – Romans: Age of Caesar on Steam! (@fireflyworlds) January 11, 2021
This is six weeks behind the original release date. According to Firefly Studios, the primary reason for the delay is the game's multiplayer mode. The developers intend to release the game with a balanced, fully-functioning multiplayer mode. Not wanting to go back on their promise, Firefly Studios opted to delay the release of Stronghold: Warlords for another month. That's better than, say, releasing a pretty broken game, but that's just us.
Fans have received the news well, showing more support to the developers and praising their transparency.
It Berater bei ready at 9th March. I have No Problem With even waiting Till 2022 but These constant delays Close to Release Date Hit hard in Terms of Hype for me 🙂 looking Forward to 9th March now 🙂
— Nando (@Nama259) January 11, 2021
Hey no worries! I think everyone would prefer a complete and good product and if that means delays then that means delays! You were going to have me in January and you’ll still have me whenever it’s released.
— GamerKnoobPlays (@GamerKnoobPlays) January 12, 2021
We have learnt a lot from Cyberpunk 2077. Better later and perfect than…
Anyway! It is, then, time to reschedule my publishing videos about Stronghold! pic.twitter.com/5CwpS6GMre
— Manco De Lepanto (@MancoDe_Lepanto) January 11, 2021
A whole new take on the Stronghold series
Stronghold has a strong fan following, especially since it is one of the few remaining real-time strategy (RTS) games that is still on-going. In Stronghold games, players build castles and fight with large armies of medieval warriors. Stronghold's castle building and management features have been the series' strongest point and is what made the series unique compared to its competitors.
Stronghold: Warlords will be a new take on the Stronghold series. From the usual European setting seen in previous games, Stronghold: Warlords is moving eastward. Players will get to siege castles as the Mongols, and battle against fellow samurai in Medieval Japan. Also a first in the series is the addition of AI Warlords, strong special units that fight with your armies and boost their abilities.
The delay may have disappointed us a little, but Stronghold: Warlords is still one of our most awaited PC games of 2021. We can wait a little longer if it meant perfection. And the samurai demands perfection, and so do the Mongols.