E3 06: Battlestations: Midway headed to 360s
Eidos' WWII combo of action and strategy dive bombs onto Microsoft's next-gen console this fall in addition to PC; developer Milthis MIA.
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Battlestations: Midway has recently been shrouded in a fog of war, leaving many gamers wondering about its future. The good news for those eagerly anticipating the WWII action game is that it is coming this year--however, maybe not for the platforms it was expected to be released on.
The game will now be coming to the Xbox 360 and PC this fall, Eidos announced today. The game was previously linked to THQ and Eidos' parent company SCi but will now be solely published by Eidos.
The WWII action and strategy game was previously set to be launched on the PC, PlayStation 2, and Xbox in 2005, but today's announcement made no mention of the game heading to any platforms other than the PC and Xbox 360.
In the game, players will engage in combat in the air, as well as on and under the water, as Navy greenhorn Henry Walker. Battlestations: Midway will draw comparisons to Digital Illusions' Battlefield series, as gamers will be able to move from an aerial dogfight to naval combat on the deck of a destroyer to swapping torpedoes in submarines.
Developer Milthis Games, the Hungarian studio responsible for Nexus: The Jupiter Incident, has also apparently left the project, and the company's future is in question. The developer of Battlestations is now credited to Eidos Studios, Hungary, and Eidos made no mention of Milthis' departure.
Milthis' Web site is now closed, and its one-time project Joint Task Force is now being developed by Most Wanted Entertainment, a newly formed company from HD Interactive, which previously worked with Milthis. There has been no formal announcement of Milthis' fate. Requests for comment from Eidos were unanswered as of press time.
Battlestations: Midway has not yet been rated or priced. For more information on the game, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.