Total War: THREE KINGDOMS – Development Update


CA KingGobbo
February 11 2019

It’s been an incredibly busy and exciting time for us in the studio. We’ve been able to show you more of Three Kingdoms than ever before and taking the time to evaluate it thoroughly.

There are some revolutionary features going in and it’s looking really good. But we want to make sure it’s great. So we’re moving the release date to 23 May, 2019.

With Three Kingdoms, we set out to create a new level of complexity. As such, we need a little more time to make sure these systems deliver as intended and give you the Total War experience you’ve waited so patiently for.

Of course, the extra time won’t hurt when it comes to fixing those bugs that have been hard to nail down, getting the localisation just right, and adding additional polish to help it shine. We all know those little details make a big difference.

We’re lucky to be in a position to do the right thing for our games, and in this case it means taking the time to get everything ready for you. It’s more important to give you a game that you can enjoy to the fullest, rather than stick to a release date just because.

We know not everyone’s going to be happy about this, but ultimately, we believe this the best thing for the game and our players.




  • Will this affect/delay the upcoming WARHAMMER II DLC?

No, this will not have an effect on or delay the upcoming WARHAMMER II DLC, but this does mean that the WARHAMMER II DLC will now arrive before the release of THREE KINGDOMS.

  • Why is it delayed?

As we said, we need a little more time to make sure that this is the Total War experience that you’ve come to expect and waited so patiently for.

  • Will you fix this specific issue?

Right now, we’re not commenting on individual issues, but focusing on creating a high level of polish across the board.

  • What do you mean by “polish”?

Polish means a whole bunch of things. Such as two consecutive specific battle animations transitioning smoothly, or making sure our language and localisation is executed to the highest standard, or ensuring that the lighting is well balanced across different types of weather and environment variables. We’re looking at the whole game and seeing what we can improve.

  • How will this affect my pre-order?

The only thing that will change is the release date – your pre-order will still be valid and you shouldn’t experience any issues surrounding it. If you do have any issues or further questions, please contact SEGA support or your individual retailer.

And don’t forget, we’ll be showing you much more of the game before launch – to get started, check out our livestream schedule below:




我们在三国中加入了一整套新的复杂系统 ,也因此需要更多的时间确保这些系统按照设计正常工作,从而提供符合玩家期望的全战体验。




  • 这会影响/拖后接下来战锤2的DLC内容吗?


  • 为什么延期了?


  • 你会修好某一个(特定)问题吗?


  • 我的预订会受什么影响?


  • 你所说的打磨是什么意思?