Company of Heroes Online (working title) Latest Updates
Lead director Quinn Duffy of Relic's Company of Heroes 2 says they and THQ learnt some "vital" things from their time with Company of Heroes Online. It's too early to talk multiplayer. Online play is an "important part of the legacy" of Relic, said Duffy, and it's a "vital part" for fans. Company of Heroes Online wasn't a throw away project as lessons have been applied.
The cover of the June 2012 issue of PC Gamer will feature Company of Heroes 2, the sequel to the 2006 tactical real-time strategy game set in World War II. The game will once again be developed by Relic.
THQ has announced that the company would be readjusting its focus more on the hardcore games, and would be eschewing family games. This shift in focus was the result of sales in the past few years.
The team behind Company of Heroes thanks all who have participated in the open beta for Company of Heroes Online as they announce it ends soon. March 31st will see it close as they gear for launch. Those who registered before February 1st can get Company of Heroes Gold Edition for just $4.99.
In honour and to "continue his contribution" to the industry, Company of Heroes developer Relic has begun the 'Brian Wood Memorial Game Internship'. He was an "integral part" of Relic and helped "establish and sustain" Company of Heroes as 'AAA'. The internship begins February with 3 annual placements.