Stellar Impact developer unveils new RTS project dubbed Etherium

By Russ Boswell
Jan 20, 2014
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  1. It's been a while since we last saw a great RTS. The Command and Conquer series has left a lot to be desired lately, and with nothing new from Blizzard since Starcraft 2, the RTS category could benefit from a...

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  2. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Editor Posts: 2,184   +1,215

    Looks interesting, it will have to be pretty good to pull me away from SC2 ;)
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  3. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,612   +492

    "The Command and Conquer series has left a lot to be desired lately, and with nothing new from Blizzard since Starcraft 2" The last part about Blizzard, I almost fell over I laughed so hard. Blizzard make a new game? HaHaHa, yeah right. Unfortunately the RTS genre has such high standards, obviously set by the big two. Heck I still prefer the original SC over the new one, and don't see any one coming close to my expectations because of that. And I won't be holding my breath for a new SC any time in the next 10 years.
  4. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Editor Posts: 2,184   +1,215

    I don’t see why Blizzard is expected to replace SC2 already or even should. Since the game has been released it has gone through two major overhauls that made it unrecognizable to how it used to be. They constantly add new maps and unlockable items and the next round of that is due out soon with patch 2.1. Heart of The Swarm added new units and again Blizzard did an overhaul of the game when that expansion was released.

    Frankly if all developers spent that much time updating their games, adding new content and keeping it current we would have much better games. If you want Blizzard to adopt the EA model and churn out rubbish every other day, well go play the C&C series ;)
  5. yorro

    yorro TS Booster Posts: 250

    Long live RTS!
  6. Will86c

    Will86c TS Rookie

    The Dawn of War RTS games were fantastic, I would love to see another one of those. But Focus Home doesn't have the greatest track record when it comes to releasing fully hashed software. I'll be curious to see how this game turns out stability wise.
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  7. cartera

    cartera TS Addict Posts: 273   +64

    I play SC but was never interested in SC2 because of a large amount of negative reviews upon release. You may have just tipped the balance with your comment, I may have to try it now!

    This new game looks interesting, that is a true teaser trailer though, they aren't giving much away.
  8. Nero7

    Nero7 TS Booster Posts: 155   +39

    Ehm this is very typical for Focus. They allways rip off other games by producing their own version of it. One good example is Torchlight 2 and went and made Realms of an Ancient War which was more like a rip off from TL1. Ofc the game sucked hard full with flaws and problems and so on. Now they have this one RTS game out its the Wargame series but now they need a futuristic one. I suspect that they looked at Total Anihilation and Starcraft and now think they need their own copy paste rip off rushed low time living game to ya know make some money. Its a hilarious busines practice.

    I would like to note that Interstellar Marines had its fair share of problems and is a MP game only which is completely dead after a short time.Same is it with Wargame which lives for only a year until it gets "replaced" by the next iteration in the series which ends up even more rushed out the door.

    In short I take everything from Focus with a grain of salt.
  9. Nero7

    Nero7 TS Booster Posts: 155   +39

    oh damn did I write Interstellar marines? Sorry very Sorry I meant Stellar Impact. So many similar sounding names in my head...
  10. Junio

    Junio TS Rookie

    There has been news a few weeks back that the C&C series will get a remake of the original red alert. Also Blizzard has made it clear a month or so back that they are very interested to making a follow up for the warcraft series aswell (rts-wise).

    I'm sorry, but I've never cared about sc at all, I enjoy the campaign of the new games and I can enjoy playing against other players, but still it's not my genre...

    The one franchise I'm still hoping will resurface is dune, I can't stop but remember playing that days on end. The only made crappy follow ups after Dune 2!

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