When making a new Stronghold game we pay attention to as many comments and questions that come up during development. Over the past few months we have noticed some players’ concern about the size of our test maps and we would like to make a statement on the matter, just to clear up any misunderstanding. When Crusader 2 launches later this year the game will include extra large maps, with the ability to make custom maps using the game’s Map Editor.
As many players have already pointed out a good number of our screenshots are taken from custom maps used to test game features and changes to the code. These maps are also useful for getting as much detail as possible into a single image, demonstrating what our latest piece of news is about or quickly getting the action going for testing purposes. When Crusader 2 is released players will be able to play small, medium, large and extra large maps.
To put this into context on our largest map size it takes an Archer, a fairly quick unit, 3 minutes and 40 seconds to walk across it in a straight line. Keep in mind that this test was performed on a flat map devoid of structures, throw some buildings, walls and terrain in there and it would take even longer!