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EndWar 2 put on the “backburner”

Monday, 8th February 2010 16:00 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Having previously confirmed that a sequel to voice-controlled RTS EndWar was in development at Ubi Shanghai, Michael de Plater, lead on the original’s team, has told VG247 that the project has been put on hold.

“It’s on the backburner,” said de Plater when asked if work on the game was ongoing.

No other detail was given.

The Ubisoft exec, now creative director at Ubi Montpellier, has previously said the sequel was to focus more on offline play.

“Giving more attention to the single-player is straightforward to address and will make the game a lot of fun,” he said in July last year.

“Changing the way the combat chain works, the paper, scissors, rock, and adding the differentiation between the three factions, again it’s not something that’s even necessarily hard to do; it’s something that we chose not to do with the accessibility.”

EndWar was a voice-controlled strategy game for PC, PS3 and 360 based on the Tom Clancy universe. It was created at Ubi Shanghai and released in 2008.

Michael was talking to us in an interview on the general state of the RTS genre and how console strategy is panning out; you can read that here.

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6 Comments

  1. onlineatron

    Man… the RTS genre appears to be dying.

    Someone should write an extensive article about the state of the genre… That would be a really good read! :)

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Blerk

    Console gamers just don’t seem to care about RTS games very much, so there’s little wonder that the genre’s on the decline.

    Who knows, perhaps the various wandy-pointy things coming out could help? But I’m thinking not – if ever a genre was absolutely suited to the PC, it’s RTS.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. blackdreamhunk

    the rts genre is fine, just like pc gaming is fine. However there has been a decline in big budget rts games.

    proof is found here

    http://adrianwerner.wordpress.com/games-of-2010/

    I blame mainstream media for this. To be honest the endwar game devs hated pc gaming in the first place. They made a big stink about pc gaming just before endwar came out.

    The facts are there is meny people out there that care about rts. It is the very reason empire total war out sold kill zone 2. An rts game also saved a publisher from going bankuprt, and I am talking about thq.

    Rts games should be made by game devs that care about their fans and the genre. Not by game devs or publishers that don’t.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. SplatteredHouse

    Ubisoft wants to concentrate on R.U.S.E for the time being, would be my guess. Can’t say that I blame them, either if they did that.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Zarckan

    Wasn’t it shite anyway?

    #5 5 years ago
  6. monty12345

    Just put all your efforts into far cry 3 ubi!

    #6 5 years ago

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