Soviet Assault March-ing onto PC

Long-awaited World in Conflict expansion due on desktops in two months; release plans for console versions remain conspicuously unannounced.

When the merged Activision-Vivendi dropped a host of games from its roster last year, it left developers and franchises alike in limbo. Among the more notable of these were Massive Entertainment and the multiplatform Soviet Assault expansion to its freshly established real-time strategy series, World in Conflict.

And boom goes the dynamite.

Ubisoft acquired Massive in November, picking up the World in Conflict brand in the process. However, the publisher did not address release plans for Soviet Assault until today.

Ubisoft has announced that World in Conflict: Soviet Assault will arrive on the PC in March. Gamers will be able to pick it up at retailers as part of the World in Conflict: Complete Edition bundle, while those who already own the original game will be able to purchase the expansion online.

While that news may be comforting for PC gamers, their console counterparts will notice that Ubisoft made no mention of the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 editions of World in Conflict: Soviet Assault. Both had been announced by Vivendi Games, with Soviet Assault for the Xbox 360 originally intended for a fall 2007 release (the PS3 edition was first pegged as a fall 2008 release). However, since acquiring Massive and the World in Conflict brand, Ubisoft has not addressed any release plans for the console versions of the game.

Inquiries to Ubisoft representatives about the status of Soviet Assault for the Xbox 360 and PS3 went unreturned as of press time.

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venomking93
venomking93

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Stopping_Power
Stopping_Power

so awesome man i got the money ready to buy END WAR+h.w.a.x+wic:Sa those games gonne rock

Soviet1232
Soviet1232

DANG!!!! i was waiting to get this game on the 360. Don't start blabbin to me about how the pc is better for RTS, cuz i know. But my computer's video card sucks. I can barely play Rome Total War!!!!!

andrew_ribbons
andrew_ribbons

Oh excellent, i just finished the campaign of the first game and it was AWESOME, very. Not sure on the name "WiC: Complete Edition"....so what the first one was a half developed game? Felt very polished to me X3 I'll buy the expansion online then, i have little issue with that. I was hoping for the console releases in 2007, for 360 especially since that's what i have. However it's been so long, i now have a kickass PC gaming rig capable of anything so i got WiC for that. Was well worth getting the PC version at £15 and being able to have the high resolutions and DX10 rendering (which is sweet, btw).

arijit_2404
arijit_2404

Console-RTS sux, I am glad that WiC-SA is making its way to desktop. Can't wait anymore.

Panzeram
Panzeram

Oh well, so much for the 360 version I guess. Looks like more End War for me.

Lincvattic
Lincvattic

its great that its coming out now..... but look at how much stuff it has to go through? reacquiring, reevaluating. Video games will never reach a respectred medium until developers begin to take more risks...

Lincvattic
Lincvattic

why do the best games always get the worst treatment? World in Conflict is a great game.... and now its mired in developer/publisher hell, along with Brutal Legend, Heavy Rain, and countless others, while un-innovative sequels get released in droves. I suppose the hard economic times prevents publishers to take chances with o.i.p.s (for instance, EA lost boatloads on its latest oip releases, and is now cutting back like crazy). its just frustrating for us, the consumer to have to watch this always happen with games we want to play, yet we perpetuate this by always buying that sequel. A catch-22 if i've ever heard one.

DarthEthong467
DarthEthong467

A Complete Edition bundle? You know what that means, bonus content! ^^

GameFreak501
GameFreak501

@fiskefyren Don't worry, you don't have to buy the first one again. Owners of the first one will be able to buy the expansion online.

GameFreak501
GameFreak501

Awesome. I was disappointed when I learned that its release was doubtable, but this clears things up. Only 2 months away...not bad.

plm3d_basic
plm3d_basic

One of the best and most beautiful RTS game.

NavIGOtoR25
NavIGOtoR25

Marvelous news, fantastic, I like World in Conflict - Ubisoft has done it is correct and sensibly!!!

fiskefyren
fiskefyren

i hope this one has a full SP/story mode co-op (mode)!!! the first one would have been so much awesomer if it had that! would have been nicer if it was a stand-alone, but i guess we will have to buy the old one again then? *sigh*

game_overdose54
game_overdose54

@ Gamerkat Ubisoft makes some good games. Assassin's Creed, GRAW, Rainbow Six, Far Cry, Brothers in Arms. Those aren't good games?

chevydriver1123
chevydriver1123

Nice, I was hoping that the expansion wasn't going to go by the waste side.

Drunhas
Drunhas

One of the best. Lets move the troops. Nice and sweet.

richioso
richioso

@Gamerkat Ubisoft aren't making it, they picked it up nearly finished and are publishing it

Gamerkat
Gamerkat

I loved WiC, but idk if its going to be worth it to get this, seeing as Ubisoft is making it. They have put out ported crap for the past 3 years.

andyamurray
andyamurray

Dude i was worried Ubisoft word scrap this!!im so happy they didn't:D

skrat_01
skrat_01

Cant wait for this. WiC had a fantastic singleplayer, and great action packed muliplayer. Though I am rather surprised the console ports dropped by the waistside. This is the type of RTS that would work well on a console....

parrot_of_adun
parrot_of_adun

Maybe they've realized how bad an idea console RTSs are.

I1yodsyo1I
I1yodsyo1I

I hope the expansion goes retail, not online.

sullie
sullie

Well amazon.com seems to think it's coming out feb. 3 for consoles, it better too since I preordered it.

chanukaDRCK
chanukaDRCK

At last UBI soft releasing something for pc before consoles........

ocdog45
ocdog45

i give up for a console version.

chego720
chego720

Great! I was worried we'd never see this come out. Loved the single player of the first, and I can't wait to get my hands on this =)

troopershades
troopershades

yeeeeeeeeessss. now just gimmie a sins xpansion and ill be happy.

yoko81
yoko81

Can i kill stalin?

Cobretti1818
Cobretti1818

I've been waiting for this for ages. WIC was a blast, and I can't wait to pick this one up too.

Iffy350
Iffy350

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Le_Colonel
Le_Colonel

I was quite worried that the conflicts of the world were going to end! Hopefully this new expansion will bring more people online. (at the moment there are a surprisingly few).

dgsag
dgsag

Looks like the World in Conflict franchise stays exclusive for now. :)

Hekynn
Hekynn

dude their deticated to the PC's man so save up and build your self a kick ass rig.

nathace
nathace

why the hel aint they bringin it out for 360 when they released trailer sayings it gonna be on the 360!?

Kleeyook
Kleeyook

It reminds me that I found this game pretty cheap (the original WIC). But I forgot to buy it. :(

Krauklis
Krauklis

jepi!!! Hope Ubisoft does not sink it on purpose just to get rid of the competition for EndWar

JaksCreed
JaksCreed

I never got into this game but I may get back into it now.

Wolls
Wolls

hmmm i might get back into this when the expansion comes