Combat Mission: Cold War Delayed To Add PBEM Multiplayer Systems

The Cold War strategy sim has been delayed to give the devs time to add a very cool new multiplayer feature

Published: April 20, 2021 10:46 AM /


Troops marching alongside tanks in Combat Mission: Cold War

Upcoming military turn-based strategy sim Combat Mission: Cold War has been delayed to early June. This is to allow the developers to add the PBEM (play by email multiplayer) system, giving players another option when playing multiplayer.

What's the reason for this Combat Mission: Cold War delay?

This news comes via the official Combat Mission: Cold War Steam community. In the announcement, Combat Mission developer Battlefront states that the game's release date has been moved to "the beginning of June" in order to implement PBEM systems for multiplayer. Unfortunately, we don't have a more specific release date than that right now. Still, it's very cool that Battlefront wants to add this option for a game that looks like it's going to be pretty in-depth in strategic terms.

A strategy scenario in Combat Mission: Cold War
Combat Mission: Cold War looks like a very deep strategy experience, so the addition of PBEM is impressive.

Thankfully, we shouldn't have to wait too long for more details on the PBEM implementation in Combat Mission: Cold War. During the upcoming Home of Wargamers 2021 live stream, Battlefront will discuss more on how PBEM will work, as well as offering gamers the chance to preview Combat Mission: Cold War. There will also be more info about what else is going on in the world of publisher Slitherine, so be sure to tune in to the official Slitherine Twitch channel on May 11th if you don't want to miss that.

What is Combat Mission: Cold War?

Combat Mission: Cold War is a turn-based strategy sim set during the tipping point of the Cold War. Taking place between the years of 1979 and 1982, the game offers a number of what-if scenarios focusing on the Fulda Gap, an important strategic point in the US-Soviet conflict of the time. You'll be able to enjoy 3 full-length campaigns and 15 standalone scenarios, each focusing on a different force involved in the Cold War and featuring plenty of period-appropriate technology.

You'll be able to check out Combat Mission: Cold War when it launches in early June for PC. If you're hungry for more news, then it's worth wishlisting the game on Steam ahead of the Twitch stream in May, as more news may well be forthcoming. We'll bring you more as soon as we get it.

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