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Command & Conquer creators announce new RTS Grey Goo

Westwood Studios veterans promise classic real-time strategy concepts with modern design.

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Developer Petroglyph has announced it’s working on Grey Goo, a new real-time strategy game that blends established gameplay mechanics with modern design and tools.

Petroglyph says Grey Goo will draw on the best aspects of base building, unit management, and all-out war in an all new space saga. It promises to remove the frustration often associated with the genre and focus on deep, tactical systems based on classic RTS gameplay.

The game will feature three factions: The Beta, Human, and Goo, each with its own strategies and powerful “epic” units that tower over the battlefield, which you can play in either a single-player campaign or competitive multiplayer mode. Grey Goo’s AI, Petroglyph said, is based on real-world Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) concepts, and will make every match unique rather than run off of scripts.

“We have a rich, lengthy background as RTS developers, dating all the way back to our time on the original Command & Conquer at Westwood Studios,” Executive Producer at Petroglyph Ted Morris said. “We want to bring back some of what made those ‘traditional’ RTS games great while addressing all the lessons we've learned along the way.”

Grey Goo will release on PC via Steam this fall

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