New Supreme Commander forged

Gas Powered Games working on Forged Alliance, a stand-alone follow-up to its PC real-time strategy game.

If Gas Powered Games' PC real-time strategy game Supreme Commander had a theme, it was simply "big." Described in the GameSpot review as "real-time strategy supersized," Supreme Commander focused on creating a sense of scale, where huge armies wage battle on giant maps and the action demands hulking computer specs to run properly.

Apparently the original game wasn't big enough for Gas Powered Games' liking, as the developer is going back for seconds. THQ today announced that the studio and designer Chris Taylor are returning to the franchise for a stand-alone follow-up titled Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance.

Forged Alliance will continue the story of the original game with a new single-player campaign. As for the gameplay, THQ is promising a new faction, more than 100 new units, more maps, and new multiplayer features. Forged Alliance is slated for worldwide release this November.

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Sci-figeek
Sci-figeek

I just hope it is Windows XP firendly and a not only Vista Game!

chosan_81
chosan_81

Really hope they bring in some new economy source or modify the current one in way that makes map control important in late game, it really destroys the game to not have to fight for map control in late game

speedy2295
speedy2295

a new faction and 100 new units awesome.

matercode
matercode

hopefully we will see more of this game at E3 07.

ldavidtw2000
ldavidtw2000

they better make it the starcraft way, all 3D pictures, even shadows and water....most of the time we're at the minimap looking at dots and squares anyway.

Nawras
Nawras

O______________O Can it get BIGGER? Now we need supercomputers

Ironwulfen
Ironwulfen

One question... A stand-alone? why?

Tomdogg
Tomdogg

Whoa....I gotta see this one....after 2 more GB of RAM of course, hahahahah!!!

Deyyhayederaned
Deyyhayederaned

Has anyone seen any of these Seraphim units, thought they were good guys! now their lethal invaders what's that about? This'll be good hope they don't rush it, terrible things happen when good games are rushed

snake_6483
snake_6483

YES!!!!!! NEW FACTION!!!!!!!! 100 NEW UNITS!!!!!!!! BIG BIG BIG!!!!!!!!!! NOVEMBER!?!?!?!?!?!?!? I hope they fix up the single player missions a bit... they got too dumb with the only T-2 till the last two missions with the last one... and by the time it comes out I'll be able to play on bigger maps than 20X20 with 4 people SUPREME COMMANDER WILL DOMINATE THE RTS WORLD!!!!!!!!!

Sparticus247
Sparticus247

so this won't be an expansion then??......well I loved the 1st one and can handle all but the 80Km maps with more than 3 players it just lags out too much when all of the sides are fighting with big unit numbers. But man i wish it was an expansion, would make things cheaper for us who have the 1st one

azizrulez
azizrulez

awesome i really loved the earlier game, i just hope they optimise it s bit for mid-spec PC's

bigmick07
bigmick07

not a fan of the RTS genre but i guess it could be good

damon_559
damon_559

awww stand alone!! not fair 50 bucks more for an expansion?! but soo worth it for 100 more unites wow

yohan7
yohan7

i have a feeling i won't be able to play this untill about five years from now when inexpensive computer technology catches up to the game development.

Ol_skool_Gamer
Ol_skool_Gamer

...and by the time it arrives I shall be the owner of a computer with a cpu that can actually run it without lag on maps larger than 5 x 5. 100 units, I'll take it \o/

cobrax25
cobrax25

the "all platforms" thing was a mistake.... its been changed to PC only now.

_KwispY
_KwispY

100 new units is a lot

Lum_Yatsura
Lum_Yatsura

The learning curve for the first seems fairly steep... Wonder if this will be too?

AnxiousTube
AnxiousTube

WOW!!! Thats what I predictied Like 5 mounths ago!!! WOW!!!

p99007
p99007

Erm....I would bet 100 bucks that this doesnt come out on PS3...or 360....or any console...

Terran499
Terran499

Its says all platforms so that means we get it on PS3

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

I knew this was coming. Good think it is not an expansion either so I can get it without getting the first.

RaiKageRyu
RaiKageRyu

Omg.. a new faction.. and 100 new units.. My respect for SupCom just went downhill. Don't just add them because you can. You need to learn somethings from Blizzard.

DarkLord
DarkLord

It sounds like it will be almost as big as the original and that isn't a bad thing in the least! I only hope it comes with DirectX 10 support. That would make it perfect.

War_hammer_ftw
War_hammer_ftw

Sounds good for another game coming out from GPG and published by THQ :) They must be working fairly hard to bring the title out by November this year. I'll get to pre ordering this game once it's possible at EB... :)

afaulborn
afaulborn

November?? This is gonna be awesome! I own SUPCOM right now and it rocks! New faction, new units? All the more reason to play ! Definitely a buy I'd say. :-)

SHARPSHOOTER25
SHARPSHOOTER25

Maybe the game won't require a super computer to run it on medium settings...(Not setting my hopes high for this one)

sacatash
sacatash

How about support for Direct X 10???!!!

Stingray86
Stingray86

AHHH! Not another torturous Supreme Commander! That game was pretty much all about big.

Liliroots
Liliroots

With a new campaign, faction, maps, MP mode, and 100 more units...that's pretty awesome.

joeythemachine
joeythemachine

maybe they'll make 20 new factions with equally mundane differences

markop2003
markop2003

sounds good, but I hope they increase the unit cap it just wasn't supreme enough for me

Blazer88
Blazer88

Will it be as boring as the last one still?

mpeg3s
mpeg3s

Hoping for a 64 bit version too.

Tequila_Zaire
Tequila_Zaire

Hey....bring it on...SC was fantastic enough. Wouldn't mind having more on a larger scale.

combat1818
combat1818

maybe we will get DX10 on this one...(rubs hands in anticipation)

SpecterX3
SpecterX3

Why does it say Platform: All. I mean this is going to be PC only right?

DryvBy2
DryvBy2

I love SC. It's just an updated TA. Although, I wish they'd patch it and make it run better on good computers. Still, excited about this but man, no time!

peeweeshift
peeweeshift

woah that is pretty big for an expansion. although the units were never that detailed but making it bigger scares me because my powerful pc chokes on the original so i hope they actually optimize it this time

KorJax
KorJax

There were not naval bases, just a naval factory and naval defenses. The devs orignally wanted the ability for players to contstruct 100% aquatic bases (like, underwater power and stuff), but it was one of those things that "never got in". And SupCom is definatly one of the best games I own. The new GPGNet client is the best multiplayer "platform" for any game out there, the big balance and performance enhancing patch is simply great, not to mention the fact that the devs are almost always on teh GPGnet chat, to mabey have a side conversation if they get a small break off of thier work ;)

dukerav
dukerav

@ Withoutme Your comment is completely true, I have SC, but unfortunately I have not had time to play much of it. Looking forward to downloading those trailers.