PC Universe at War armistice until early December

Petroglyph's galaxy-sized RTS conflict to go hot at least a month later than expected.

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Sega today has confirmed to GameSpot that the PC version of Universe at War: Earth Assault has been pushed from its projected October 30 release to "early December." As cause for the delay, the Sega representative noted that the game, which entered closed beta testing at the end of July, is undergoing further development. "We wanted to give the game a little more time for polish so that gamers get the best UAW has to offer," said the rep.

Universe at War is being published by Sega and is the second project from Las Vegas-based developer Petroglyph. The studio, which includes several former Westwood Studios developers, made a splash in the real-time strategy genre in 2006 with Star Wars: Empire at War and its follow-up, Forces of Corruption.

With a focus once again on interstellar strategy, Petroglyph's latest has gamers fending off alien invaders. As detailed in GameSpot's previous coverage, the game features robust multiplayer modes where gamers can compete in a persistent online campaign to rule the universe. An Xbox 360 version is slated for the first part of 2008, and Petroglyph plans to integrate Microsoft's Games for Windows - Live service to allow for cross-platform play.

Discussion

24 comments
jknight5422
jknight5422

Sounds interesting. I liked Westwood Studios so it'll be interesting to see what they've put together.

wytefang
wytefang

Sucks that it's delayed but at least it gives us a cool title to look forward in early December. :)

Questlove711
Questlove711

Aw, I was hoping this one was going to come this month. :( Oh well. Lookin sexy still!

MasterChief725
MasterChief725

oh yeah, games for windows LIVE, xbox 360 LIVE...2 online services, 1 great game....and its by SEGA...W00t!

mismajor99
mismajor99

Sega needs to drop GFW Live and pick up STEAMs online service, which is leaps and bounds better for PC. Live might be great for Xbox, but not for PC. With STEAM's new online system, I think Sega's gonna regret their decision. MS couldn't have screwed up the Live service any more than it did. Too bad it's mandatory now for use in this game if you want to take it online, which is pretty common with RTS... Also, I'm still trying to figure out how they are going to make an console RTS compete with PC, unless they allow for M/K, which would be fantastic. Hotkeys are a necessity in a game as deep as this.

chewygun
chewygun

yea there is a lot of hate for games for windows LIVE

ppau08223
ppau08223

wow a lot of hate for games for windows! but i guess you wouldnt need this for the single player would you?

Ranger12
Ranger12

It is an excellent game but plagued by Windows Live. To all those who didn't/don't know a patch is going to be released shortly that will fix the issues for the beta. My impressions on the Beta; its an awesome game. Its learning curve is a bit steeper than most since it just has so much to offer everyone. It is almost impossible not to find a race that you like and enjoy playing. This game is amoung the best already, such as SupCom and Starcraft, and its still in beta.

a1gaius
a1gaius

The UAW beta was a big let down, so more development is good news.

ChancreScolex
ChancreScolex

I was trying to get into playing this but the matchmaking is horrid and I CAN'T FREAKING STAND Games For Windows Live. It's the most clunkiest piece of crap I've had installed with a game.

jdhas
jdhas

The Games for Windows - Live service will be the death of this game, and any other windows game. It is truly and catastrophically awful.

DonutTrooper
DonutTrooper

I think instead of announcing delays they should at least make them fun, like "which game did they delay this time." Because it could happen to every game, it would be at least a fair guess.

jake0425
jake0425

oh well could be worse....like spore

foxracing1313
foxracing1313

yea the beta was awful! get rid of windows live ffs!

SirWeymont
SirWeymont

welp, good thing there are like 89 other games coming out till then

maxxorz
maxxorz

awww man I wanted to play it sooner! oh well..

xmg0
xmg0

never heard of this game till today

CnC_King
CnC_King

We care, it's just this news is effectively 4 days old now. You'll get more up to date Universe at War news, knowledge and goodies at: http://www.petro-gamers.com

CnC_King
CnC_King

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