The game is being developed for Xbox 360 by Sierra’s own Swordfish Studios, in conjunction with Massive Entertainment, also a Sierra-owned studio, to optimise gameplay for the Xbox 360 controller
and implement a new heads-up-display (HUD) that is more functional and appealing for console gamers.
World in Conflict represents the next-generation of strategy games, pitting Cold War-era superpowers against one another with completely destructible 3D battlefields, blistering visuals, and a narrowed gameplay focus that removes traditional resource-gathering and base-building in favor of non-stop combat, tactical decisions and an FPS-like addiction to intense action.
World in Conflict presents a chillingly authentic Cold War scenario where the Berlin Wall never fell. Created by Cold War authority and best-selling author Larry Bond, the story begins in 1989 as the Soviets, fearing certain collapse, boldly advance into Europe. NATO responds in force only to be met on a second front -- a full-fledged invasion of the American homeland. Players take on the role of field commander, leading the era's most powerful military machines in the campaign to retake America's cities and suburbs.
The game will be hosting a special tournament during the event with registration open to all QuakeCon participants. Specific prizing details will be announced at a later date.
“We’re really excited to bring World in Conflict to QuakeCon 2007 – it’s the perfect audience for a game that effectively blurs the lines between strategy, action and first-person shooter,” said Greg Goodrich, Vice President and Executive Producer, Sierra Entertainment. “The gamers at QuakeCon are going to eat World in Conflict up – it’s fast-paced and in your face, and since the game uses WASD FPS controls, Quake fans will feel at home as soon as they sit at the keyboard. QuakeCon attendees – even those who don’t play strategy on a regular basis – will love getting a taste of the new ‘action-strategy’ genre that World in Conflict has created.”
World in Conflict will be present in its own booth, with sign-ups for the tournament taking place on location during QuakeCon.
For QuakeCon attendees who want to get in a little practice before the show, World in Conflict is currently hosting a worldwide BETA Event that is open to anyone and features the maps that will be used in the competition. Prospective players should head to www.worldinconflict.com/beta to sign up and download the client.
- Unleash the arsenals of the great military superpowers in the gripping single-player story created by Larry Bond
- The latest version of Massive's proprietary Masstech engine allows for a full 360 degree range of camera control and features advanced lighting and physics effects
- As the battle rages, the world environment pays the price -- every object in the game will crumble under the force of war, including cars, buildings and forests
- Using Massive's proprietary Massgate multiplayer server system, World in Conflict will support up to 16 players for head-to-head and team-based battles
- Players will take control of the most devastating arsenal of military weaponry ever created, including Soviet, American and NATO tanks, planes, trucks, troops and helicopters as well as nuclear weapons
- Players will choose to play as Infantry, Armor, Support Forces, or Aerial specialists; multiplayer teams will need to master each role for maximum effectiveness
World in Conflict will be available at retail stores across North America on September 18, in Europe September 21st, and later this fall on Xbox 360.
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