Publisher Kalypso Media and developer Gaming Minds Studio has just released its biggest update ever for Port Royale 4. The update which comes at nearly 500MB will include various improvement, fixes and new features for the game. This includes player-created nations, deadlier and more intense naval combat and a variety of game-altering events like prohibition and plagues of locusts – that dramatically improve the game and deepen the player’s quest for booty and trade supremacy on the Caribbean.
Here is a video and the summary of the changes coming to Port Royale 4 from Kalypso’s Blog:
With the new update, independence has arrived in Port Royale 4 and upon achieving certain conditions, players can now succeed from their parent nation (France, Spain, England or the Netherlands). Once independence has been declared, players can opt for a new name for their sovereignty, update their flag to something more their speed, and even take part in a heated war with their former ruler.
The update also introduces ‘economic shocks’ – optional in-game events which can have positive or negative outcomes and significantly impact how a player builds their trade empire. These can range from a plague of locusts, reducing the production of a player’s grain and corn, to a sudden spike in alcohol demand due to a church’s desire for a dry county.
Players will also now have to take extra care when engaging foes on the open seas and navigate deadly new hazards such as cliffs, sandbanks, carpets of algae and whirlpools – all of which can severely impact trade journeys and worse still, send a player, and all of his or her hard-earned booty, straight to Davy Jones.
There will be even more features and adjustments arriving with Update 1.3. Here’s quick look at what is to come:
Male Pirate and Trader as player character choices (female Buccaneer and Adventurer will follow in a later update)
Town management improvements, including a drag and drop function for buildings
Adjusted number scaling (capped prices for licenses and required fame in the late game)
Adjustable war frequencies
Port Royale 4 is now available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam. Those looking to check out Port Royale 4‘s enormous array of new features can pick up the game now at a rip-roaring 20% off as part of the Steam Autumn Sale.