CES 07: World in Conflict Updated Impressions

This strategy game about World War III will feature some familiar faces when it ships later this year.

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LAS VEGAS--When we last saw World in Conflict, this beautiful World War III real-time strategy game was at the launch of Nvidia's latest graphics processor. Now two months later, Sierra and developer Massive are showing off a slightly more polished version of that same demo.

World in Conflict is a game about the Cold War ending in a world war rather than ending peacefully as it did in real life. You'll be able to command '80s-era militaries from both NATO and the Warsaw Pact as you battle around the world. And we were told at CES that Sierra recently licensed some footage from the BBC's news archives, so we can expect some good old-fashioned Cold War rhetoric in the game spouted by President Ronald Reagan and Soviet Premiere Mikhail Gorbachev.

The demo at the show focused on the same battle between US and Soviet forces for an American town located in the midst of a wooded wilderness. Again, we were captivated as we saw huge lumbering aircraft transports swoop down low to deliver reinforcements to the battlefield, and the demo showed Soviet forces moving en masse to capture the various strategic points in town. Soviet helicopter gunships swooped low over the town, only to be shot down by surface-to-air missiles. Then, American infantry came into view, and the demonstrator showed off some of the tactical support options that you can call into the battlefield. In this case, it was a napalm strike to wipe out the troops on the ground.

In terms of visuals, World in Conflict does a great job of rendering a modern war. The town being fought over looks fully detailed, and even better, everything can blow up in this game. One minute it looks like an idyllic place and the next it's a gutted shell. World in Conflict looks promising, and the game is scheduled for release this spring.

Discussion

23 comments
stewiegriffin20
stewiegriffin20

i wish after this game becomes a rts legend (which it will) theyll follow in the footsteps of command and conquer 3, a pc and console debut because i dont think my computer could handle the graphical stress this game needs looking forward to release. CANT WAIT

LegionofClouds
LegionofClouds

I have SupCom, ready to get CnC 3 and am waiting for this one. These are the best RTS games of this year but I am still addicted to Civ 4 so taht totals to 4 awesome RTSs

8NP4iN
8NP4iN

Are this guys behind ground control 1? theres no resource management and you can you can join ongoing battles... thats a bit like ground control 1 I hated ground control 2 horrible game

ande_3
ande_3

Im just upset that these great RTS games all come out at once. World in Conflict, CC3, and Supreme Commander.. Dont have enough time to master all 3... Which one to choose.. *closes his eyes and picks* Oh, cant forget Battlestations:Midway

maximus_2
maximus_2

WoW looks and sounds awesome!!! can't wait to paly it myself!!

tsb247
tsb247

I am really looking forward to this game. Sierra and Massive Entertainment are a good team, and I have high hopes for World in Conflict.

Alcotamaysees
Alcotamaysees

Wow CES actually has a pretty decent showing this year. For the PC anyways.

cjcr_alexandru
cjcr_alexandru

I was impressed when I saw the game at the Nvidia launch. Hope that it won't disappoint.

madman_420
madman_420

After Playing Company of Heroes its gonna be hard to top that RTS experience...

GuMMie_101
GuMMie_101

Did you c the nuke in this game......WOW! Looks like super fun, going to need lots of practice, looks like you got allot to command, i love that! I just want to take this time to say thanks to GS for the uptodate Info!

Rokin1
Rokin1

This is supposed to be released soon, right? Looks amazing, like CoH did.

lellokev
lellokev

Great game cant wait.. I loved GC II so this has got to be good...

stefip
stefip

No doubt it is going to be awsome - this guys made Ground Control series. I hope it will be optimized, since they did such a good job with GCII....

Glordit
Glordit

Nice! looks like my 6600 Has to last a few more months tho :(

GreyFoxV1
GreyFoxV1

I can't wait to get some hands on with the demo or beta, looks to be shaping up well from what is being said.

Enterprise-E
Enterprise-E

Me too. This game is going to be awesome. Plus i look forward to the new GFX Card.

ganondorf_002
ganondorf_002

OMG!! 1st Post I want a BFG 8800 GTX and this game now :cry: