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  Evolution Studio delays Blood of Steel release date due to Coronavirus
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02/20/2020
 


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Thursday 20th February, 2020 - Evolution Studio, Chinese-based development studio of YC Games have announced that free-to-play MOBA Blood of Steel will not launch today as previously planned, due to public holidays in China being extended in order to suppress the effect of the Coronavirus. This delay has had a knock on effect on the development cycle, meaning that extra time is needed to add the final polish to the game.

The studio explained that “development has stopped and the team is still holding off at home, so the scheduled release in February would not be possible. The new release date is TBD but the team will try to make it happen in Spring”. Blood of Steel was initially scheduled for release on February 20th.

About Blood of Steel

In Blood of Steel, you command the army of a legendary commander from world history to conquer cities and expand your territory against other players online to ultimately rule the world. Set throughout the Middle Ages, players choose from multiple authentic battlefields as they engage in 5-v-5, 7-v-7 or 10-v-10 legion-based battles, with each individual player allowed to lead up to 40 AI soldiers. Clever use of terrain, management of different troop types and adapting to dynamic weather systems incorporating variables such as rain and snow are the keys to victory. As well as the  legion-based warfare, players can play a one-on-one duel in PvP battles in the Heroes Arena, offering them a chance to truly show their mastery of the complex fighting system.

Blood of Steel has been out in China for 3 years since it’s initial closed beta, and has accumulated more than 20 million downloads. With over 100 thousand DAU players on the Chinese server already, Blood of Steel is ready to officially join the global market with the upcoming English version, coming to Steam. Over the past 3 years the development team have introduced a greater diversity of heroes and improving the balance of the game fully preparing it for the global market.

More information on Blood of Steel:

Add to your Steam wishlist: https://store.steampowered.com/app/567630/Blood_of_Steel/

Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/_bloodofsteel

Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bloodofsteelofficial

Join us on Discord: https://discord.gg/SFSWsK6

Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/blood_of_steel_official/

Visit the website: https://bos.ycgame.com/

About Evolution Studio / YC Games

Evolution Studio was founded in 2014 by a very experienced team, acting as one of the in-house development studios for YC Games. Blood of Steel as one of their products is already launched successfully in China, and more products are in the stage of development.

Evolution Studio does not only focuses on the development of PC client games, and now is also exploring different fields and aiming multiple forms, multiple platforms, and multiple categories. With the "initial heart of the game", "creation of fun" and "pragmatic" as the strategic vision, Evolution Studios is seeking to let players to experience the initial fun of the game.

MEDIA CONTACT

Plan of Attack on behalf of YC Games

Vincent Abel (EU & Oceania)

[email protected]

Jeffrey Matulef (Americas)

[email protected]