Free open beta this weekend. Game not going to be available on Steam after April 16, beta needs to be downloaded from Epic Gamestore or UPlay… so I made an account at Uplay. Downloading now, 18.22 GB... the game is $80.00 Cdn to buy which is ridiculously expensive so I really wanted to give this open beta a try in case I like it/don't like it/part with 80 bones.
Lots of people having problems downloading from Epic is what I've read... it actually seems it was never available there, at least for now and until release.
I just finished playing for about 10 hours, I couldn't save and exit to desktop. Very addicting once I got over the initial "WTF am I doing" learning curve. This isn't just a fantastic city builder, there's a lot more to it than that with the other nations, the diplomacy and exploration... quite an in depth game and of course I'm still learning. I think the replay value will be top notch and there's even multiplayer for icing on the cake. I'll be picking up a Steam card later today to preorder through Steam so I don't need to use Epic's Store. I loathe paying 80 Canadian bones for a game... but this is worth it IMO.