Massive envisioning World in Conflict

PC real-time strategy game set in alternate Cold War history where Soviets invade Europe, US; game due in spring 2007.

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With the Ground Control series of real-time strategy games, Swedish developer Massive Entertainment delved into a fictitious futuristic setting with suitably advanced technology. For its next PC RTS game, World in Conflict, Massive is sticking to real-world equipment and artillery but keeping the fictitious edge. World in Conflict is set in an alternate history where the Cold War turned hot and scorched American and European shores.

Unlike the daylong volley of nuclear death many expected to start and finish such a war, World in Conflict depicts a different sort of war which will have players practicing sound tactics to take back the suburbs and cities of America from invaders. Those places might not be intact when the players reclaim them, as Massive is promising completely destructible environments and a wealth of authentic Soviet, American, and NATO weaponry with which to obliterate them.

"With World in Conflict, our focus has been to create the maximum number of tactical choices, climactic battles, and other game-shifting events that occur during each scenario or multiplayer match," said Massive founder and CEO Martin Walfisz. "We've done this through a focus on the one thing people love most about strategy gaming--the combat."

Vivendi Universal Games will publish the game under its Sierra Entertainment label. The expected ship date is spring of 2007. For more on World in Conflict, check out GameSpot's exclusive interview with lead game designer Magnus Jansén.

Discussion

17 comments
Falconx0101
Falconx0101

I loved Ground Control. I hope this turns out good.

PutU2REM
PutU2REM

Hopefully they make an RTT (real-time TACTICAL game). I got tired of the whole peasant-and-farm mechanics thing after "Warcraft II."

fenriz275
fenriz275

I really enjoyed Ground Control but I'm worried that this will be Ground Control with machine guns instead of lasers.

cikame
cikame

i like the way they say "focus on the one thing people love most about strategy gaming--the combat"....my favorite bit was base building but oh well... i get the feeling this wont be too much better than generals, hopefully there will be a demo sooner or later so i can find out.

KiLLer_ba
KiLLer_ba

I just saw the video & it looks awesome.

nikita_acid
nikita_acid

i shall play as the communist side :P

Kravyn81
Kravyn81

And just when we were getting ol' Red to like us they go ahead and make THIS game! :P

ASHISH1777
ASHISH1777

got to get this game,got to get this game

SENoLimit
SENoLimit

This sounds like a pretty interesting game...

lordzod89
lordzod89

All rts pale in comparison to Warhammer 40000 dawn of war

elessartelrunya
elessartelrunya

Sounds interesting, i was hoping for a 'massive' undertaking such as making it for the PS3 and XB360 and makeit online so that each console (and PC) can play against each other.

HaloMaster21
HaloMaster21

I think the rts genre is making a comeback. yay starcraft 2