At Gamescon, Firefly Studios announced that Stronghold Kingdoms is coming to iOS devices later this year. The developers are working on a full port of the PC title, and promise that it will be the exact same experience that PC gamers have been enjoying since the title launched in 2012. Cross-platform multiplayer will allow iOS gamers to compete with the PC version’s “millions” of players, ensuring that the game will launch on mobile with a strong multiplayer backbone all ready to go.
“Smart devices are missing out on deeper strategy experiences like Stronghold Kingdoms and we see a gap for our unique style of hardcore strategy”, said Simon Bradbury, Creative Director at Firefly Studios in the announcement’s press release. “We’re bringing Stronghold to mobile without any concessions.”
Stronghold Kingdoms is a free-to-play game on PC, and I’d wager that Firefly Studios will release the mobile version as such.
While our 2012 review of the original Stronghold Kingdoms cited the game for bugs and poor social functionalities, we’re hoping that in the past three years, Firefly Studios has worked out the bugs and is preparing to release a much more polished experience on iOS devices.