I Entertainment Network (IENT) has announced that it will demonstrate K.I.C. A.S.S., its upcoming online tank simulation, at the 2002 Electronics Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles next month. The massively multiplayer game, originally titled Knights in Combat: Armored Simulation Series, will let players engage in World War II-era tank combat against other players around the world. It will use the graphics engine developed for IENT's World War II flight combat game WarBirds III. The game will also take advantage of IENT's patented latency management system so players from Europe, Asia, and North America will be able to play together in the same arenas without Internet latency problems.
"We are very excited about bringing WarBirds III technology to our first non-flying massively multiplayer online simulation game with K.I.C. A.S.S.," said IENT CEO J.W. "Wild Bill" Stealey, who also founded MicroProse Software and Interactive Magic. "This game allows IENT access to a much larger potential player base and is the first in a series of mass-market games that can help IENT reach its growth objectives. We would also like to develop KA for consoles, including the Sony PlayStation 2 and the Microsoft Xbox. We are looking for a publisher who will support KA and future products on these platforms."
K.I.C. A.S.S. is scheduled for completion in September. For more information about IENT, visit the official company Web site.