W3 Studios' upcoming strategy game Abatron mixes classic real-time strategy with the ability to zoom straight into the battle and take control, first-person style, of one of your units.
This sort of thing has been done before with middling levels of success, but Abatron certainly looks interesting. Check out the latest in-game trailer below.
Those battles might look a little cluttered and ungainly, but it's good to see a developer trying something a bit different. I'll let W3 explain more:
Abatron is space warfare on steroids. Blurring the lines between Real-Time-Strategy and First-Person-Shooter, Abatron is the next evolution of hybrid game-play. Create armies, then switch to FPS and play any unit at anytime! Truly, get into the battle and turn the tide of war.
Play FPS or RTS at Anytime
Command Large Armies
Build Tower Defenses
Scavenge & Research Technology
Get Eaten by Alien Bugs!
That's right, being eaten by alien bugs is a feature. Abatron is looking for votes on Steam Greenlight right now, and you can check out more information on the game over at IndieDB.