Publisher Kalypso Media and in-house developer Gaming Minds Studios announced that from today, the upcoming trading sim Port Royale 4 will be available to pre-order and playable in closed beta on Steam. Previously exclusive to customers pre-purchasing the game from the Kalypso Store, access to the beta has now been extended, granting all Steam pre-orders entry as well.
Available in English and German, the Port Royale 4 beta includes the game’s tutorial, full Spanish campaign and newly added English-nation campaign, and the option to play as Spain or England in the game’s Free Mode. Players are also invited to complete a survey to shape the game ahead of its full release on 25th September 2020.
Arriving with the Steam beta is new screenshots, an updated beta roadmap and the developer featurette ‘6 Seaworthy Questions’, in which Gaming Minds Studios Creative Director Daniel Dumont dives into Port Royale 4‘s varied gameplay as well as important changes to the series’ fourth entry, such as turn-based naval combat.
Port Royale 4 is available for pre-purchase on the Kalypso Store in two variants: a Standard Edition, which includes the base game on release and full access to the closed beta, and an Extended Edition, which adds a digital soundtrack and exclusive in-game bonus content.