Bilson: New Relic RTS to be announced in August

Tuesday, 15 February 2011 08:08 GMT By Johnny Cullen

THQ Core Games boss Danny Bilson’s confirmed that the new Relic RTS will be announced in August.

Relic Entertainment

Relic was founded in 1997 in Vancouver, Canada by Alex Garden and Luke Moloney.

Its first title, Homeworld, released in September 1999. It’s best known for Dawn of War and Company of Heroes.

THQ bought the studio for $10 million in April 2004.


No more details were dropped than that, though.

He tweeted:

“The big announce for the next Relic RTS should come in August…that’s the plan.”

After being bought by THQ nearly seven years ago, Relic’s since released two Dawn of War titles, both RTS games based on the Warhammer 40K universe.

Four expansions have been released for the series so far, with a fifth for DoW II, Retribution, arriving on March 4 this year.

Relic also made Company of Heroes and Company of Heroes Online, the latter of which was only released in the Far East and will close at the end of March.

Its only entry into console development to date has been third-person WWII action-adventure title The Outfit for Xbox 360.

Bilson’s been on a Twitterton roll as of late, saying last night that the company has a “huge announcement” planned for next month.

He said previously that a “big” Saints Row 3 announcement would be “coming soon.”