Old World has been limited to the Epic Games Store for longer than most games, arriving there in early access all the way back in 2020 and getting its full release last year. That’s finally changing. Soren Johnson’s mixture of Civilization and Crusader Kings 3 will come to Steam on May 19th, alongside a new expansion that will be free to keep for the first two weeks.
Here’s the trailer for the expansion, Heroes Of The Aegean:
The expansion features six scenarios from Ancient Greece in which you can control leaders like Leonidas and Alexander The Great. It’ll launch on May 19th, alongside full Linux support for the base game and localisation in a bunch of new languages.
If you’ve not played the base game yet, you’re seemingly in for a treat. Soren Johnson is perhaps still best known as the lead designer of Civilization IV, and Old World is his return to that genre, armed with a decade of influence from Paradox grand strategy games. Nate was greatly fond of it when he played its final release last year.
If you wish, you can stare at Old World’s store pages on Steam until it unlocks five weeks from now.