Rejoice PC RTS brethren! Petroglyph, a refuge of former Westwood Studios developers, has announced their new real-time strategy game, Grey Goo. It's coming to PC this fall via Steam, and yes LAN is supported!
They want to apply that secret Command & Conquer sauce by doing away with "tedium and frustration" that plagues most RTS experiences today, like unit abilities to micromanage.
Petroglyph wants to give us a base to build, an army to raise and a war to win. Three distinct factions comprise Grey Goo's warring factions - the Beta, Humans and Goo.
“Grey Goo has been a real labor of love for us for some time now, and we’re incredibly excited to finally start talking about it,” said Ted Morris, Executive Producer at Petroglyph. “We have a rich, lengthy background as RTS developers, dating all the way back to our time on the original Command & Conquer at Westwood Studios."
"We want to bring back some of what made those ‘traditional’ RTS games great while addressing all the lessons we’ve learned along the way. Grey Goo is an experience informed by the collective history of the RTS genre, infused with innovative ideas and a forward-thinking spirit that accomplish something original by incorporating new amalgams for the genre.”
The AI in Grey Goo is based off
Petroglyph's games include Star Wars: Empire at War, Universe at War, and the original End of Nations.
Petroglyph announce Grey Goo, "modeled on vintage RTS gameplay"
13 March 2014 | By Simon Priest