Conflict Zone for cheap

Ubi Soft announces a sub-$20 price for its upcoming 3D real-time strategy game.

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On the last day of its Gamers Week, Ubi Soft announced that its upcoming 3D real-time strategy game Conflict Zone will be released at the low price of $19.99. Company representative Marcus Beer stated that the genre will be so congested with similar games later this year that Ubi Soft wanted to distinguish its product. He compared the company's decision to do so to GodGames' choice to release Serious Sam at a price below $20.

Conflict Zone takes place in the near future and pits a NATO-style force against a rebel despot in Europe. The game doesn't have any resource management. Instead, each side will depend on media coverage and public perception in order to receive funding. For example, if players inadvertently bomb a refugee camp while playing as the NATO-like group, their public-perception rating will drop, making it harder for them to obtain money for their cause. Conflict Zone will be out for the PC, Dreamcast, and PlayStation 2 later this year, although pricing for the two console versions hasn't been announced yet. For more details about the game, be sure to take a look at our preview.

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