Thursday, April 26, 2007

Tom Clancy wages EndWar

Earlier this month, Ubisoft launched a Web site teasing what apparently is a new member of the Tom Clancy family of games. The Flash site spouted interesting snippets of audio, detailing what appeared to be war on a massive scale spread across the globe.

There were also mentions of Ghosts and Splinter Cells, prompting some to think the project was an extension of the Ghost Recon or Splinter Cell franchises and others to think it was an all-new property that would possibly tie in all the Tom Clancy games.

Now it appears as though the latter group can pat itself on the back. Ubisoft today revealed Tom Clancy's EndWar, a new game currently in production at Ubisoft Shanghai. EndWar marks new ground for the Tom Clancy titles. It will be a strategy game set during World War III--likely the same war that has been set up by the plots of Splinter Cell Double Agent, Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2, and Rainbow Six Vegas.

As for what kind of strategy game--turn-based, real time, or other--it's still unknown. However, gamers can expect to be in control of large armies and take their battle plans online, possibly in massively multiplayer combat, according to Serge Hascoet, chief creative officer at Ubisoft.

"A strategy game like no other, EndWar will allow gamers to lead their own armies against hundreds of others online in real global locations on the massive battlefields of World War III," said Hascoet (emphasis added).

EndWar is currently in the works for "next-generation consoles" and will be released sometime during Ubisoft's current fiscal year, which ends March 31, 2008. GameSpot will have more details on EndWar next month.

I am not a big fan of Tom Clancy games just because I played them a lot back on the original X BOX. However this might get me back into it with the online capabilities. Especially since our clan keeps growing.

What do yall think?

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