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Pharaoh: A New Era Patch Will Add Anticipated Feature

Pharaoh: A New Era will soon be enriched with an important feature, the lack of which has been bothering the players. In the upcoming update, the game will finally receive a minimap.

Pharaoh: A New Era, a remake of the iconic city builder from the late 1990s, is currently enjoying mixed successes on Steam. The release, which took place less than a month ago, was relatively successful, but since then the game's rating on Valve's platform has fallen sharply - currently only 62% of player reviews is positive.

Developers from Triskell Interactive have taken it upon themselves to start fixing the shortcomings that the players are complaining about. First on the agenda is the addition of an important, albeit seemingly mundane, functionality - a minimap.

Patch coming

Today the developers published an announcement, in which they revealed an upcoming update, introducing the minimap. The developers declare that they are listening to the voice of players and analyzing every suggestion that reaches their ears.

Currently, the developers are working on improving the readability of the minimap. We learned that it will be interactive, and when you click on a point, the camera will move to the corresponding area. Seemingly a trivial thing, but nevertheless it will certainly make gameplay easier for many players.

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This is what the minimap is supposed to look likeSource: Triskell Interactive

In addition to this navigation feature, the upcoming update will improve some aspects in the game's balance. Among other things, the devs announced reduction of excess blessings, the ability to open trade roads or hold festivals even when in debt.

Also promised was an increase in the readability of the interface, which is currently a frequent object of player complaints.

For the moment the developers have not provided a specific release date for the update - it must first undergo proper testing. Nevertheless, they suggest that the release of the patch is most likely a matter of weeks. You can see the full list of changes here. Another update is also planned, which will provide support for ultra-wide monitors.

Michal Ciezadlik

Michal Ciezadlik

Joined in December 2020 and has remained loyal to the Newsroom ever since, although he also collaborated with Friendly Fire, where he covered TikTok. A semi-professional musician, whose interest began already in childhood. He is studying journalism and took his first steps in radio, but didn't stay there for long. Prefers multiplayer; he has spent over 1100 hours in CS:GO and probably twice as much in League of Legends. Nevertheless, won't decline a good, single-player game either.


Pharaoh: A New Era

Pharaoh: A New Era