Tom Clancy wages EndWar

Tom Clancy title revealed as a World War III strategy game, possibly an MMO; next-gen console game due out before next March.

Earlier this month, Ubisoft launched a Web site teasing what apparently is a new member of the Tom Clancy family of games. The Flash site spouted interesting snippets of audio, detailing what appeared to be war on a massive scale spread across the globe.

There were also mentions of Ghosts and Splinter Cells, prompting some to think the project was an extension of the Ghost Recon or Splinter Cell franchises and others to think it was an all-new property that would possibly tie in all the Tom Clancy games.

Now it appears as though the latter group can pat itself on the back. Ubisoft today revealed Tom Clancy's EndWar, a new game currently in production at Ubisoft Shanghai. EndWar marks new ground for the Tom Clancy titles. It will be a strategy game set during World War III--likely the same war that has been set up by the plots of Splinter Cell Double Agent, Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2, and Rainbow Six Vegas.

As for what kind of strategy game--turn-based, real time, or other--it's still unknown. However, gamers can expect to be in control of large armies and take their battle plans online, possibly in massively multiplayer combat, according to Serge Hascoet, chief creative officer at Ubisoft.

"A strategy game like no other, EndWar will allow gamers to lead their own armies against hundreds of others online in real global locations on the massive battlefields of World War III," said Hascoet (emphasis added).

EndWar is currently in the works for "next-generation consoles" and will be released sometime during Ubisoft's current fiscal year, which ends March 31, 2008. GameSpot will have more details on EndWar next month.

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265 comments
Breackneckboy
Breackneckboy

Nice! Should know how World War 3 would look like in next-gen. A nightmare in the U.N's eyes!

PS3Chrisy
PS3Chrisy

I was reading psm3 and it said that this was also on ps3!!

Bloodhawk_DX
Bloodhawk_DX

This game has awesome potential. I've always liked the thought of what WWIII might be like.

taufirewarrior
taufirewarrior

should be something special cant wait to kick ass online ^^

cloudy14
cloudy14

All the other Tom games were amazing, i cant imagine how good this one is gonna be. Especially the multiplayer.

Ninja-Vox
Ninja-Vox

I love the post "Tom is going for it!" as if Tom Clancy actually makes these games...

shifty_saint
shifty_saint

Tom is going for it, and a world war 3 game! with such online capabilities! this has the making of being a classic!

Robertwelsh2
Robertwelsh2

It's plausable that Tom Clancy's stories were leading to this ultimate conclusion, but... I don't know, I just can't believe this game is coming out so premature. It probably spells the end of the franchise, or the maybe the beginning!

karlramm
karlramm

If Rainbow Six, GRAW 2 and Splinter Cell were great, this game will be awesome. I`m buying it.

Riddle015
Riddle015

I''m so impatient................ I CAN'T WAIT FOR THIS GAME HURRY UP!

Riddle015
Riddle015

Tom Clancy is a genius I'm definetly getting this game!

roams
roams

Man... an MMOFPS would have been so nice!

Rakuho
Rakuho

i hope it's real time

G48
G48

Real Time For Sure

Krunkcity3000
Krunkcity3000

For those saying RTS don't work on consoles try playing Battle for Middle Earth 2 or the upcoming Command and COnquer. A market is being made for them on consoles. Also Halo Wars is in development so someone with big bucks believes that consoles and RTS' aren't a bad idea.

theKSMM
theKSMM

The possibilities of tying together so many great franchises is fascinating.

PIMPYTHECLOWN
PIMPYTHECLOWN

Tom Clancy RTS building huge armys of splinters and ghosts cool.

kerrman
kerrman

If this was an MMOFPS I'd be on the ground drooling right now. Not a huge fan of RTS games (not since Age Of Empires 2 and Warcraft 2), but this could draw me back in.

gtaman003
gtaman003

good i cant wait for another tom clancy classic!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GANGSTA287
GANGSTA287

Well, notice that BF2 (the PC version) did have a RTS aspect to it...

Paint_Chips
Paint_Chips

thesethcohen: "right...it sounded awesome until they said turn based...my pet hate. i thought it was going to be like battlefield!!! how mistaken i was" What the article actually says: "As for what kind of strategy game--turn-based, real time, or other--it's still unknown." It actually sounds pretty complicated. RTSs aren't good on consoles anyways, so why not turn-based?

thesethcohen
thesethcohen

right...it sounded awesome until they said turn based...my pet hate. i thought it was going to be like battlefield!!! how mistaken i was

Knightmare_King
Knightmare_King

a strategy game? ummm i dont know i'm not really a bit strategy game person i was hoping it would be like splinter cell on a all element basis with a New character that would be brought into the splinter cell, ghost recon, and rainbow six world....so much for the pipe dream..LOL but im sure this might make me change my mind hopefully i can't wait for teh pictures and the game itself.

freztyle
freztyle

what is the password for the flash site???

townes66
townes66

fack i have Double Agent sitting beside me but i cant play it because its taken Microsoft over a month to send back my repaired model. i better be compinsated gooooooooooooooooooooood by em

ag1002
ag1002

i dig I'll play it, I probably won't be any good at it but still

DeanCorleone
DeanCorleone

Its going to be an interested project until they come out with the next Rainbox series. Everyone complains about RTS' - maybe TC will do it a different way...

wafuls05
wafuls05

wha?? an rts? aww c'mon now anything but an rts. lol, i've never been into rts type games but i hope this will be good enough to bring me into the genre

wayful
wayful

Tom Clancey games are hella fun, but why does it have to be an RTS?? If only if only this was a shooter, then THAT would be FILTHY. But an RTS on a game console is just a bad idea. History shows it doesnt work well. And Tom Clancey is too cool for that. BOO!

veronsolen2
veronsolen2

finally an RTS that has realistic properties. and nobody could do it better than the Clancy franchise.

XxFull-LifexX
XxFull-LifexX

Strategy or MMO eh? Thats definately a new direction for the Clancy franchise. Sounds interesting.

skarekrow17
skarekrow17

after vegas, i have complete faith in anything clancy puts on the market.

jordan1
jordan1

mmm sounds different

Mooshu92887
Mooshu92887

FFS will you STOP with the RTS games on the consoles? Make a PC version for the love of god! What the hell is Ubisoft smoking?

Npaviour
Npaviour

tom clancys games are always good!

MoDollars
MoDollars

it's something different this could be a good game

JobberGobber
JobberGobber

Ubisoft Shanghai? pfft weren't they the ones who caused Double Agent to flop on the 360? yes, yes they were.

TensiNothing
TensiNothing

cool, now to hear at E3 when Smash Brothers Brawl comes out... and other amazing games, like SKATE... the time will come.. it will take some time though.

dbreeze8
dbreeze8

the title of the game could use more work ;)

flubagalub
flubagalub

Dang, an RTS. I was hoping It'd be like a cross between Americas Army and Battlefield 2.

majestikk
majestikk

I'll get excited when I read a review saying it's the ****

the_real_VIP
the_real_VIP

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popilonion
popilonion

Hopefully it wont let me down, yet again none of clancy's games have ^_^