E3 06: Battlestations: Midway headed to 360s

Eidos' WWII combo of action and strategy dive bombs onto Microsoft's next-gen console this fall in addition to PC; developer Milthis MIA.

Battlestations: Midway has recently been shrouded in a fog of war, leaving many gamers wondering about its future. The good news for those eagerly anticipating the WWII action game is that it is coming this year--however, maybe not for the platforms it was expected to be released on.

The game will now be coming to the Xbox 360 and PC this fall, Eidos announced today. The game was previously linked to THQ and Eidos' parent company SCi but will now be solely published by Eidos.

The WWII action and strategy game was previously set to be launched on the PC, PlayStation 2, and Xbox in 2005, but today's announcement made no mention of the game heading to any platforms other than the PC and Xbox 360.

In the game, players will engage in combat in the air, as well as on and under the water, as Navy greenhorn Henry Walker. Battlestations: Midway will draw comparisons to Digital Illusions' Battlefield series, as gamers will be able to move from an aerial dogfight to naval combat on the deck of a destroyer to swapping torpedoes in submarines.

Developer Milthis Games, the Hungarian studio responsible for Nexus: The Jupiter Incident, has also apparently left the project, and the company's future is in question. The developer of Battlestations is now credited to Eidos Studios, Hungary, and Eidos made no mention of Milthis' departure.

Milthis' Web site is now closed, and its one-time project Joint Task Force is now being developed by Most Wanted Entertainment, a newly formed company from HD Interactive, which previously worked with Milthis. There has been no formal announcement of Milthis' fate. Requests for comment from Eidos were unanswered as of press time.

Battlestations: Midway has not yet been rated or priced. For more information on the game, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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27 comments
TheDudeAbides2
TheDudeAbides2

This game is gonna rock watch the video showing gameplay it actually looks really fun!

kylvinder
kylvinder

im seein way too many WWII games, im just gonna pass on this, and company of heroes, instead ill just get DoW: DC, and maybe Halo Wars (if they put it out for the PC, which i doubt)

Shingo
Shingo

Look developers, THE WW2 GENRE IS PLAYED OUT. DEVELOP SMOETHING ORIGINAL. It slowly died in 2005, and now it should be over. Call of Duty 2 imo should have been the climax and the end. There should not be COD 3, another brothers in arms game, or anything slightly relating to WW2 at all. Please stop. Almost every gamer is sick of it.

thatguytony
thatguytony

Interesting enough idea, hope they can actually deliver on the gameplay side of things.

cyprus646
cyprus646

OHHH a poor mans BF2 sounds lame.

Ninjamonkeyofd
Ninjamonkeyofd

i think they've made way too many WWII games. Come on stop making the crap!!!! The only truly good WWII games are Call of Duty and Battlefield 1942 was good and Brother in Arms was good.

javeto
javeto

That's right the XBOX 360 is getting all PC good games. VIVA Microsoft and Windows for make it so easy for developers to make this a reality and help them make more money

Konxumer
Konxumer

As a person who's a big fan of Kingdoms Under Fire and WW2 Flight games this is great news for me. The Akagi is going down in HD glory, yeah baby!

Khimarhi
Khimarhi

sounds kind of kool. . i will have to check it out

blackIceJoe
blackIceJoe

This game looks like it could be fun to bad the PS3 is not up there I would have picked it up on that well the 360 is not bad so I guess I will go with that.

alberto2045
alberto2045

now that is what am talking about that is nice just like a mice lol

samekila
samekila

underwater fighting sounds good to me glad I bought a 360 it gets better every day

Raymin4
Raymin4

Even though there are a good bit of wargames for the 360....this one should be way different...Hope it turns out good....

strahd01
strahd01

Well like with all console I guess the 360 will have great games and aweful copy cats but at least its becoming more of a choice now

revelations
revelations

Another game for the 360, glad I own one.

Pumper
Pumper

Yay, more war games - since there just aren't enough on 360 already. I hope this doesn't turn in to another Army recruitment preperation console. I mean, grant it, I do like Call of Duty 2, but can't these companies explore other genres... perhaps become, oh, let's see..a BIT creative/unique somewhere down the line? Soon enough, the WWII theme will become so burnt out, it will make Capcom's 105 versions of Street Fighter seem like a fresh idea.

NeDi2004
NeDi2004

ohh good, another "Great" game.....

miragels00
miragels00

looks like it may be worth a rental at least.