World in Conflict in production

PC edition of Sierra's alternate-history RTS is set for its September 18 release; 360 version still due in 2007.

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Today, PC gamers' 2007 shopping lists shortened by one, when Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures was pushed back to 2008. However, players of the most venerable gaming platform still have plenty of wallet-gutting purchases to look forward to this year, including: BioShock, Crysis, Guild Wars: Eye of the North, Stranglehold, Medal of Honor: Airborne, Universe at War: Earth Assault, Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, and Call of Duty 4: Modern Combat--to name only a few.

Another highly anticipated PC release was locked down for a pre-fourth-quarter release today. Sierra Entertainment announced that the PC edition of World of Conflict has gone gold and will absolutely, positively be on store shelves on September 18. Developed by Massive Entertainment (Ground Control), the game is rated T for Teen and comes in two versions: a $49.99 standard edition and a $59.99 collector's edition, which includes an authentic piece of the Berlin Wall and a bonus DVD from The History Channel.

Why the Cold-War-themed goodies? Because World in Conflict is set in an alternate history, which saw the Cold War never end. As detailed by GameSpot's recent preview, the real-time strategy title will see World War III break out between the US and the Soviet Union during the present day. As a result, Europe becomes a fiery battlefield, and players will wage Red Storm Rising-style war on the continent using resource-based RTS in both a lengthy single-player campaign and in online multiplayer modes. World in Conflict will support both VOIP and DirectX 10 graphics.

Those without a PC rig that can do justice to DX10 graphics can take heart. Sierra reps confirmed to GameSpot that the recently announced Xbox 360 version of the game is still on track for a 2007 release.

Discussion

38 comments
Valaggar
Valaggar

why play games on consoles anymore? PCs are capable in doing enough justice to games!

The_Weekend
The_Weekend

why play games on PCs anymore? Consoles are capable in doing enough justice to games!

Jack_Dracon
Jack_Dracon

I have wait for this game...Dam It!? I want piece of Berlin wall it's now...

Jack_Dracon
Jack_Dracon

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AurusRegulus
AurusRegulus

considering: 1. that the Berlin wall was rather large, 2. That everyone living near Berlin at the time of its destruction has a piece, and 3. No company in America wants to get the corporate pants sued off it due to false advertising, it's a real piece of the Berlin wall. It just won't be too exciting.

chandlerr_360
chandlerr_360

It's not a real piece of the wall guys, get over yourselves...

okassar
okassar

Halo Wars will be better,I'm pretty sure of that.

anamnawshad
anamnawshad

I want a piece of the Berlin Wall.......

Blazenglory
Blazenglory

Now when they say a piece of the berlin wall.........

Tactis
Tactis

yeah i want it for my 360 my pc sucks i am really glad games like this and Command and Conquer and upcoming games like Halo wars are coming to the 360.

guyver23
guyver23

dripping from my lips is drool

kill_switch_eng
kill_switch_eng

i wasn't that bothered by this game until i saw the E3 stage demo. and to ppau08223, by watching the stage demo id say that it was built around DX1 with alot of the explosions and visual effects taking full advantage of DX10.

HALOISTHEBEST26
HALOISTHEBEST26

lol a piece of the berlin wall, how do we know its authentic? i have a piece of the wall, its this rock i found outside my house. And no PS3 version?

ppau08223
ppau08223

thats different offering a piece of the berling wall, never heard of something like that. i guess pieces of the wall must be selling real cheap these days. i wonder how different the dx 10 version of the game is and whether the dx 10 effects have just been tacked on??

GoodkupoBan
GoodkupoBan

Isn't the Berlin Wall considered a valuable piece of art? Why are they being given out so freely? And who exactly knows what theses pieces of walls might of touch? Maybe the X360 Chatpad controller attachment might be supported? The x360 controller has the best analog sticks ever. It may not be as accurate as a mouse but it works extremely well.

ODDFLAME
ODDFLAME

HA! It comes with a piece of the Berlin Wall.

Shinedown220
Shinedown220

It should come to PS3, considerring it has keyboard and mouse support.

BaldursGate18
BaldursGate18

sierra has done a good job letting massive work on the game.If it was up to the other publishers it would've been pushed back to christmas or early next year where it would've had a hard time getting recognition.

darthzew
darthzew

This game lokos sweet, I might just get it for the 360, seeing as Command and Conquer 3 was great!

peeweeshift
peeweeshift

this game is totally overthetop for action in an rts. i though dawn of war was overthetop(it is in terms of fighting and gore) but this game's explosions blow it outta the water. From the beta i can tell that it isn't that deep for an rts. Don't try arguing with me about that cause i have seen much deeper rts's that this.

_borsdy
_borsdy

lol @ 'World of Conflict'

Winsauce
Winsauce

WiC is teh pwnage. Can't wait!

aygol
aygol

YESSS!!!!!! The XBOX 360 version! AWESOME!!!!!!!

Enterprise-E
Enterprise-E

Shoot!! I am running out of time to upgrade my video card. Can't wait to play the final build of this game.

markkilness
markkilness

i was in the beta as well, its freaking awesome!!!

DarkRecruit
DarkRecruit

I hope the demo comes out soon, cant wait to start playing this game again

DarkRecruit
DarkRecruit

I played the beta and this game is ****in awesome!!!

stziggy
stziggy

This game looks spectacular. There's just something about the Cold War that fascinates me. I hope the game lives up to the hype. They should bundle "Defcon" with the game.