Crossfire: Legion is a promising, albeit somewhat scarce, tactical RTS

A new campaign chapter, a new map, a new multiplayer mode and more are coming to the tactical RTS Crossfire: Legion – but you won’t find any of them in the new PC game program (opens in new tab) trailer, which serves more as a reminder that Crossfire: Legion exists.

An early access version of Crossfire: Legion released on Steam (opens in new tab)in may. It is an RTS spinoff of the popular free-to-play competitive shooter Cross-fire developed by Homeworld 3 and Deserts of Kharak studio Blackbird Interactive, which is one hell of a pedigree, and should at least mean the vehicle designs are pretty to look at.

While Legion launched with three factions (New Horizon, Global Risk, and Black List), competitive multiplayer offerings, and the first 2.5-hour “act” of its campaign, early Steam reviews think it’s a little light on content and lack of players at the moment. According to an official roadmap, the next update (currently undated) should help fix this with another campaign act, a new map and mode, and a series of optimizations.

Long term, Blackbird plans to add the rest of the campaign, a level editor, Steam Workshop support, and more maps, modes, commanders, and units, hopefully by the end of 2022. That’s a lot to do in a very short time, but it seems that there’s a promising nugget of RTS goodness somewhere in Crossfire: Legion, and it’s going to need all the love it can get to prove it can hold a captive, competitive audience.

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