What if RTS however you ditched the omniscient perspective for the standard vantage of a single unit? That’s a part of the pitch for Earthbreakers, lately introduced by Petroglyph. The Grey Goo studio are tossing a hefty serving to of first-person motion right into a pot of already simmering useful resource assortment and tactical constructing. They’re hoping the consequence “combines probably the most pleasant parts of FPS and RTS”.
Two groups skirmish over each territory and an excellent violet useful resource referred to as Vilothyte, which is used to construct fortifications, buildings, and most every little thing else. Your selection of sophistication determines your loadout, which is able to seemingly alter your function throughout the harried sprint to victory by the use of destroying the enemy group’s base.
Within the above trailer, a number of gamers had been escorting a large excavator to a crop of these glowing crystals when a tank and a few troopers rolled onto the scene. The following battle was considered one of safety, permitting the group that arrived first the time to scrape as a lot collectively as attainable earlier than getting the hell out. Upgrades and unit manufacturing had been dealt with through consoles contained in the workshop, which birthed a tank that instantly trundled into movement.
RTS gamers aren’t strangers to the potential for violence cropping up wherever inside bases or alongside manufacturing routes. However enjoying because the zerglings streaming via the cracks in defenses sounds pretty intriguing. Relying on map measurement, on-line video games will reportedly deal with as much as 32 gamers. I’m already questioning if this might be a recreation that introduces my techniques associates to my rooty tooty shooty boys. I can’t think about they’ll work effectively collectively, nevertheless it’s sure to be some scrumptious chaos.
The concept isn’t a brand new one, particularly for the Petroglyph employees who began the studio after EA closed Westwood Video games in 2003. Westwood’s penultimate recreation was Command & Conquer: Renegade, which had class-based FPS-RTS multiplayer. Funnily sufficient, Petroglyph are at the moment remastering several older Command & Conquer games.
Earthbreakers is coming to Steam in 2020.