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Kmar
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Release date(s)     September 2007
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World in Conflict is a real-time tactic game developed by Massive Entertainment and published by Sierra Entertainment. The game is set in 1989, where economic troubles, similar to the ones that occurred in real-life, cripple the Soviet Union to the extent where it must risk nuclear armageddon to stay in power.

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Overview
World in Conflict

West Germany, 1988. To avoid certain collapse, the Soviet army boldly advances into Europe. NATO responds only to be met on a second front -- a diversionary attack on the American homeland. You are a field commander, leading the era's most powerful military machines in the campaign to retake America's cities and suburbs.
    Superpowered Warfare      Unleash the arsenals of the great military superpowers in the gripping single-player story created by best-selling author and Cold War authority, Larry Bond.    MassTech Engine      The latest version of Massive's proprietary engine allows for a full 360 range of camera control, allowing you to get right down into the midst of battle.    Demolish Everything      Destroy every object in the game - crush cars, destroy buildings, burn forests!    Drop-in Multiplayer      Join on-going games and immediately help your team take control of the map.    Fast-paced Teamplay      Master four different battlefield roles; Air, Armor, Infantry and Support, in the ultimate online teamplay experience.      Super Weapons      Unleash ground-shaking artillery barrages, napalm strikes, and awesome tactical nukes that turn the tide of battle.

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In a recent interview, Massive Entertainment revealed that there will be no base-building or resource gathering in the game. Instead, players will be given a pre-determined amount of in-game credit to buy units with. When a unit is destroyed, the points used to purchase it are slowly filtered back to the player: thus reinforcements can be summoned to the fray. In terms of gameplay World in Conflict seems to be the spiritual successor to Ground Control, doing away with many of the changes - for example resource gathering - that made Ground Control II more of a traditional RTS game.

One of the new features is a system where the player may choose a one of four roles in battle: infantry, air, support or armor. Specialized units will only be available to one of them. More basic units can be purchased by everyone, but are more expensive for players with the wrong roles.


Another new concept are 'tactical aids'. Much like the Generals powers in Command & Conquer: Generals, tactical aids, when accumulated, allow the player to call in airstrikes, deploy paratroopers or order the dropping of a nuke. In order to balance the game, however, Massive Entertainment have stated that the nuclear bomb is only of tactical size and will be very hard to acquire more than once in a single game.

The three factions currently confirmed to be in-game are the USA, the Soviet Union, and NATO.


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Trailers/Footage
CES 2007 Trailer
Released February 1, 2007
ftp://ftp.sierra.com/pub/sierra/worldin … _1200k.wmv

Seattle Invasion Trailer
Released November 15, 2006
ftp://ftp.sierra.com/pub/sierra/worldin … _1200k.wmv

Gameplay Trailer #1
Released October 22, 2006
ftp://ftp.sierra.com/pub/sierra/worldin … _1200k.wmv

Gameplay Trailer #2
Released November 15, 2006
ftp://ftp.sierra.com/pub/sierra/worldin … _1200k.wmv

Multiplayer Air Combat Gameplay
Perform bombing runs from above
http://www.gametrailers.com/player.php? … p;id=18358

Multiplayer Snow Environment
Watch the ice melt as this Winter Wonderland sets the scene for a heated battle
http://www.gametrailers.com/player.php? … p;type=wmv

Multiplayer DreamHack Festival
The world’s first tournament in World in Conflict
ftp://ftp.sierra.com/pub/sierra/worldin … _1200K.wmv

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The game's designers have cited the 1984 film Red Dawn as one of their key influences. The film's main premise is the invasion of America by Soviet and Central American troops. Echoes of the film can be seen in the initial paratroop landings (though in the film they happen in Colorado) and in the use of civilian transport to disguise a Soviet invasion force; again, this differs slightly from the film. Tom Clancy's novel Red Storm Rising is likely to have elements drawn from it; it depicts a conventional war between NATO and the Warsaw Pact in West Germany, though much of the action takes place at sea. An added factor is that the co-author of the book, Larry Bond, is the main consultant for the World in Conflict team.



Links

World in Conflict official website
WiCHQ.com - The biggest english and german Fansite


Interviews

Martin Walfisz, founder of Massive Entertainment
(6:30/80MB) A summary of the story and then focuses on the gameplay, the different professions and the tactical aids


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Last edited by Kmarion (2007-04-06 20:46:44)

Xbone Stormsurgezz
Havok
Nymphomaniac Treatment Specialist
+302|5243|Florida, United States

I've been watching the progress of this game for about 3 months now.  Looks phenomenal (almost as good as the Shadowrun game you posted about a few days ago).  Definitely getting this whenever it comes out.
unnamednewbie13
Moderator
+1,783|5340|USA

I've been looking forward to that game ever since I saw it mentioned here.
Kmar
Truth is my Bitch
+5,695|5169|132 and Bush

I'm amazed at what I have seen as far as teamplay with this game. ftp://ftp.sierra.com/pub/sierra/worldin … _1200K.wmv
Xbone Stormsurgezz
Commie Killer
Member
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I hate RTS but this might be ok, this is better than something like C&C because of the no resource building, personally, I just like to have the units given to me, and Im given a objective, my job is get that objective with the smallest amount of casualties possible, because if I have a lot of casualties, I wont have the ability to use those units which were deplete and/or destroyed in previous encounters with the enemy.
TrollmeaT
Aspiring Objectivist
+492|5241|Colorado
Interesting, I was hoping it was a shooter.
Kmar
Truth is my Bitch
+5,695|5169|132 and Bush

Commie Killer wrote:

I hate RTS but this might be ok, this is better than something like C&C because of the no resource building, personally, I just like to have the units given to me, and Im given a objective, my job is get that objective with the smallest amount of casualties possible, because if I have a lot of casualties, I wont have the ability to use those units which were deplete and/or destroyed in previous encounters with the enemy.
This is a bit different than your typical RTS. The teamplay is really involved. It is a group of guys on one side working together highly dependent on each other, it is crucial you make the right decisions for your team.

Last edited by Kmarion (2007-04-08 00:01:52)

Xbone Stormsurgezz
Polux
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+73|5216|I smell corners
I'm defiantly gonna get this, spend 50€ on C&C 3 and it's crap. Until this comes out I stick with DCON.

Thanks for putting all this info together here kmarion
Sentinel
Cheeseburger Connoisseur
+145|5226|Australia
Players can only be the USA, am i correct?

While the game already looks sweet, i would LOVE to be able to use the Soviets.
Sarrk
O-O-O A-O A
+788|5224|Brisbane, Australia

CoH + CC3 ^ 1337

Thats what it seems to look like to me
The_Mac
Member
+96|4794
Ok, well here are some more snidbits about this game:
You can choose several types of "classes" Air Support, Infantry, Support (arty strikes), and Armor. The game is heavily targeted to the BF2 and CSS crowd, with the ability to have up to 16 players (twice as any other RTS game). You also have the ability to drop in and out of a game, like you would with Bf2 or CSS. Voice over IP is provided and other ways to communicate if you don't have a mic.
In the Multiplayer, you can play as the Soviets or the USA, but its news to me about Nato, and in the SP, you get a story line with both the USA and USSR. However, as you might have noticed, the game is all about the multiplayer. Since you get funds to get units and they are refunded when units die, the way to victory is by controlling points on the map. There are nodes, and controlling these nodes gets your control of a point, control a point and you're on your way to winning, provided you control a lot of the points, I'm assuming. I'm a bit shaky on that myself.
Tactical aids vary on the "class" (Air, Inf, Amror, Support)
Maps are completely destructible, and will be by the end of the game.

Looks awesome overall.
The_Mac
Member
+96|4794
Well tis just been confirmed that the US will be only in the single player campaign.
Kmar
Truth is my Bitch
+5,695|5169|132 and Bush

The_Mac wrote:

Well tis just been confirmed that the US will be only in the single player campaign.
Indeed: Q&A: World in Conflict's Nicklas Cederstrom

Nicklas Cederstrom wrote:

GS AU: The single-player game only focuses on US. Was there any discussion about including the Russians?

NC: We talked about it early on, but when push came to shove, we decided to focus on one campaign. For me and many of the guys at Massive, the key line from World in Conflict is that war is coming home. And home for many is the US, because we are all so familiar with their culture, and we have seen it all in movies. So having the Russians invading the US, that was the core of the game in my opinion.
Xbone Stormsurgezz
The_Mac
Member
+96|4794
Well I have some good news, N.A.T.O. will be a fully playable faction in the Multiplayer. Also, the battles will be USSR vs US, NATO vs USSR. No Nato vs US or US vs US.
And Nato units will be usable in the SP, but not be a separate faction (in the SP)
M.O.A.B
'Light 'em up!'
+1,220|4791|Escea

Some more images

https://img247.imageshack.us/img247/8987/wic1vh1.png
https://img255.imageshack.us/img255/3043/wic2dq9.png
https://img255.imageshack.us/img255/2505/wic3pm8.png
https://img148.imageshack.us/img148/1599/wic4ag1.png
https://img247.imageshack.us/img247/9973/wic5dp1.png
https://img257.imageshack.us/img257/7748/wic6lo8.png

I am so going to get this game, its an ultra realistic version of Red Alert 2.
M.O.A.B
'Light 'em up!'
+1,220|4791|Escea

Heres a gameplay vid as well

M.O.A.B
'Light 'em up!'
+1,220|4791|Escea

Another gameplay vid, showing bits of the NATO faction
(You may have to turn up your volume, bit of problem with sound on video)

GC_PaNzerFIN
Work and study @ Technical Uni
+528|4983|Finland

very nice airstrikes, w00h000. I love red alert so this looks great too.
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justice
OctoPoster
+978|5310|OctoLand
Anyone else manage to get cd keys for the closed Beta?

I am well excited, closed Beta starts on 30th May. My clan leader used to work for Msv, so we all got keys, gonna be so freakin good! It lasts for 2 weeks, and another 2 weeks later you may see an open beta. This will be the greatest game to date.
I know fucking karate
M.O.A.B
'Light 'em up!'
+1,220|4791|Escea

justice wrote:

Anyone else manage to get cd keys for the closed Beta?

I am well excited, closed Beta starts on 30th May. My clan leader used to work for Msv, so we all got keys, gonna be so freakin good! It lasts for 2 weeks, and another 2 weeks later you may see an open beta. This will be the greatest game to date.
<---Jealous
Volatile
Member
+252|5273|Sextupling in Empire

Holy shit this game owns!!!

The game that was at the top of my want list for this year was crysis, without a question. But now after having played WiC, I might have to move crysis down a notch.

Let me just say that in one long round alone there were 4 nuke strikes. 2 of those both went off in the same spot at the same time from 2 different players. It was fuckin' insane.
Sgt.Davi
Touches Himself At Night.
+300|5212|England
Whats the update on the release date? I got 30th June from Amazon.co.uk
M.O.A.B
'Light 'em up!'
+1,220|4791|Escea

I thought it was september
Volatile
Member
+252|5273|Sextupling in Empire

M.O.A.B wrote:

I thought it was september
Yes, I believe that september is the current release date.

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