Ghostlight aims To End All Wars

Forthcoming FPS takes a shot at a World War I setting; publisher hopes it becomes a new franchise.

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Kuju's Sheffield studio, recently renamed Chemistry, is working on a first-person shooter that it told GameSpot is "unlike the mass of me-too shooters out there." Called To End All Wars, the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 game will be set in the European trenches of World War I, and published by Ghostlight.

The companies believe that the title will stand out, even though competition in the FPS market is fierce, particularly in the "war games" genre. A spokesperson for Ghostlight said, "Kuju have gone full-out, conducting in-depth research into 'The Great War,' and are recreating every component of the war, from accurate battlefield recreations to the clothes and weapons that were used."

In a statement, the company added, "Crucially, the experience of the gritty combat in the trenches, the fear of charging across No Man's Land, deadly secret excursions to enemy outposts in the dead of night, and the heart-stopping terror of pounding artillery guns will be central to the gaming experience."

Ghostlight also told GameSpot how the AI will play a big role in the game, reacting to every decision the player makes, meaning that strategy and tactical warfare elements will be crucial to winning the game.

Ghostlight is hoping that To End All Wars will be the start of a successful new franchise for the company. To End All Wars will use Epic's Unreal Engine 3, and is expected to release in summer 2008.

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