Stardock is delaying Elemental: War of Magic
's multiplayer capabilities as the developer continues working out issues from the PC 4X strategy game's rough launch
. A company spokesperson noted on the game's forums
that the "[multiplayer] enabling patch has been put back to next week as the priority was to first resolve" performance issues which could impact single player and multiplayer.
The company has also posted a master to-do list of fixes
that the game currently requires. Elemental
has come a long way in just a week since release, but the post-launch drama is a case study in the advantages of the "when it's done" approach to a game launch.