Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous turn-based combat is going to be coming in Owlcat Games' newest CRPG, but worry not — it won't be required.
A recent update on the game's Kickstarter campaign has revealed that Owlcat Games will be developing an optional turn-based combat mode for their upcoming CRPG in the Pathfinder universe. The existence of this new game mode is credited in part to Hsinyu, a modder who brought this exact style of gameplay to their previous title Pathfinder: Kingmaker via a mod of his own creation.
Since Hsinyu showed that this style can work in a game not designed for it, Owlcat Games will be taking a crack at getting it done.
How will Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous Turn-Based Combat Work?
Owlcat Games mentions that they used Hsinyu's mod as a starting point to figure out how to make it work and added several improvements from there. Turn-based combat in Wrath of the Righteous will have some additions made to the interface to help players carefully consider their moves.
The devs take time to note that while the game is balanced for real-time play, they're going to try to make both systems work seamlessly:
Once again, we want to stress out that our new CRPG is designed and balanced for RTWP, but with that, we're aiming to develop a turn-based mode to bring the game closer to a tabletop experience and give more control over combat for those of you, who prefer to play turn-by-turn. You will be able to control every action your characters take. More than that, we want to give you more tools to plan ahead and employ tactics based on your party's unique composition and abilities. You will be able to switch between modes on the fly, without the need to reload the location, which will give you the ability to fight any encounter in either mode at any moment.
Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous is expected to arrive sometime in June 2021. The Kickstarter has already been funded (and then some!), but you can secure an early copy or some other cool goodies for yourself by pledging to the Kickstarter campaign before it ends on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at 3:00 AM Eastern.
Will you use Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous turn-based combat or do you prefer the faster style of gameplay? What's your favorite game done up in the D&D style? Let us know in the comments below!