THQ hits Frontlines

Kaos' first-person shooter blasts onto Xbox 360, PS3, PC next year; "open world" gameplay allows players to choose path.

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If war were a simple linear series of objectives, there'd be a lot more smiling faces in the world and most war games would seem ultrarealistic. Unfortunately, large-scale tactical combat often requires waves of attacks, with multiple objectives occurring simultaneously.

THQ is attempting to bring the visceral and complete feel of war to gamers next year with Frontlines: Fuel of War. The company responsible for capturing that chaos is Kaos Studios, a new studio based in New York City and founded by former Trauma Studios members. Frontlines hits stores in fall 2007 for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and the PC.

Frontlines is the project alluded to when THQ announced it was forming Kaos earlier this year, adding to its stable of other internal studios, which includes Relic, Volition, and Heavy Iron.

The game will feature both a multiplayer and single-player component, with an emphasis on being able "to join the frontline." The setting is the near future, where European and American forces have joined together to form the Western Coalition, and Russia and China have teamed up to form the Red Star Alliance. Various vehicles and weapons will be at players' disposal as a global energy crisis forces the two sides into combat.

For more details on the game, check back for GameSpot's coverage from E3.

Discussion

37 comments
scottishlocard
scottishlocard

They need to have more classess, or mission oriented jobs, that you can choose from. Like have an infantry class.... but then have sub-class. For example, machine-gunner, grenadier, squad leader. Much like an MOS is in the military. You sign up under a certain class, like Infantry for example, but once your in the Infantry you are split up into specificly assigned branches of the Infantry where you recieve special training. Then from there you can recieve even further training like Airborne, Ranger, EOD.... I would like to see a game where you have the option to completely pick the Job and sub-catagories... and then be able to cross train and learn new abilities During gameplay. For example, if your squad dies and you are running around trying to stay alive and you stumble upon a friendly AA (Anti Aircraft) or Tank crew and have to tag along with them for the rest of the battle fighting along with them. After that battle is over, you should recieve some experience in the fields that the Class you tagged along with. This game is going to be awsome... I just hope they take the game and further the in-depth rpg roleplay for the individual soldior and his abilities. So if someone just wants to be a medic, and ride with a Tank battery they can. But someone else may want to be a Medic but in a SF unit. Im ready for a game that gives you the options not only at the first of the game but during gameplay as well.

2x4b96123
2x4b96123

Will this game also try & simulate the massive scale of war or just have about 200 guys facing off. It'd be nice if they had a massiva array of different nations with different armies. If the scale of the battles is only with a couple of hundred troops then they may as well just have the Oceana Coalition where Australia and New Zealand merge to fight with Indonesia, or have the Irish and British face off against the French. It would be kinda cool if they had territories to take over like C&C except you actually get to choose where you attack. With the next generation things like this should be possible. Like an RTS with BF2 style battles, except better & HEAPS more factions & maps

hump
hump

these are the guys who did the Desert Combat mod for BF42. Then EA stole their gameplay to make BF2 while throwing this group out the back door without pay. I have full confidence that not only will this be a quality game but it will be far more fun than BF2.

chinchek1
chinchek1

Hopefully it's more like Operaton flashpoint than BF2

blackIceJoe
blackIceJoe

THis could be a fun game I hope it will be and its good it will not just be for the PC.

eiru
eiru

Looking good , lookin good!!!!!!!

Raymin4
Raymin4

Bring on the War Games for 360!

ftjx
ftjx

." The setting is the near future, where European and American forces have joined together to form the Western Coalition, and Russia and China have teamed up to form the Red Star Alliance COME ON !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

eiru
eiru

woaaaaaa another cc game

ChromeGrill212
ChromeGrill212

This game better not get all fukked up just like The Outfit.

NeoJedi
NeoJedi

Tracking... sounds pretty awesome.

IsmirZone
IsmirZone

Love the small screenshot........LOL

Big_Bubbaloola
Big_Bubbaloola

I love it how someone said it was just like BF2................of course, BF2 being just like the BF1942 mod Desert Combat created by Trauma Studios (desolved by EA just after BF2 came out) who are now all in Kaos Studios! Swings and roundabouts kiddies....swings and roundabouts!

Xrules06
Xrules06

The same people who made DC mod for Battlefield 1942 are making this game? Count me in 2007. :)

evilbanshee
evilbanshee

I can't wait. I'm looking forward to seeing my cousin's name in the game credits.

cyprus646
cyprus646

Nevr heard of a "kaos" studios but whatever this game might knock BF2 off the wartime shooter list.

Poltergeist13
Poltergeist13

Good things!!! I need my war games cause war is cool.

runstalker
runstalker

I'll do BF 2142 and Quake Wars, thank you very much. They have the gameplay (hopefully) and graphics I desire, and between MMOs and consoles, one can only play so many video games in a day.

deejay246
deejay246

if its anything like the outfit ill pass

Mackilroy16
Mackilroy16

Sounds interesting. And yes, they can ignore India, because India has nowhere near the miltary might that China, Europe, the US, and Russia have. I look forward to playing the game on my X360.

Fallout_red
Fallout_red

Looks promising... Hope they put moral desicions in the game.

atrimus
atrimus

ANOTHER FPS!? talk about over-saturation. whats this, the 986th fps planned for the 360, and 5th for the PS3?

doomsoth
doomsoth

THQ has never made a game that I have been interested in lol

drangel_jam
drangel_jam

Can I at least an artwork or some some type of prototype?

racer360
racer360

cool hopefully its like BF2

TacoJelly
TacoJelly

Meh... same old. I know they got a Rev game brewin up there, that's what I want to hear about.

Kravyn81
Kravyn81

So basically it'll be a BF2 clone.

ZeTecThreaT
ZeTecThreaT

Sounds original unlike most 360 games coming.But man another war game?

bioniccommando1
bioniccommando1

Sounds really.....hard actually. LOL! Like real war.

paradyme777
paradyme777

No, Alishareef, it is not boring. If you have read the preview in the new Game Informer you would be ultra psyched about this game. The storyline sounds like something that could happen in the obvious future. The game is going to take a lot of command skills but is going to be open. There are supposed to be multiple ways to complete an objective and no clear linear path what-so-ever. I think the game looks promising. Check out the new game informer if you still think it is lame after you read it then you can have your opinion back, but for now I'm taking it.

gdogg4210
gdogg4210

what about india, they are right in the middle, you just can't ignore one of the largest populations on earth

alishareef
alishareef

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