Company of Heroes 3 will be the first mainline entry in the series to feature a dynamic campaign and its missions are built with replayability and player choice in mind.
In a video published today, developer Relic Entertainment delved deeper into how it approached crafting Company of Heroes 3's campaign missions and what types of engagements players can expect from them.
"We want our missions to adapt to how you play and we want them to feel different based on the choices you've made throughout your campaign," Lead Single-Player Designer Sacha Narine said. "There is a lot of variety in what you're doing in each mission."
Certain objectives see you forcing enemies out of an entrenched locations, while others see you raiding enemy locations and destroying their resources or recovering wrecked vehicles.
Since players get to decide which companies they take into missions and how they upgrade them, the developer had to build them in such a way that completing them doesn't require a specific set of units or upgrades.
But although you can complete CoH3's campaign missions with any combination of units, you will still deal with a good level of challenge.
Company of Heroes 3's campaign replayability is also helped by the different playstyles of each company. A special operations company won't play the same as an airborne company, and each type lets you choose between multiple skills that further tweak what they excel at.
The developer also worked to make the AI "more organic and emergent," having it rely less on scripted tools when it comes to completing objectives.
The title also strives for historical authenticity, so you'll be able to play battles with the companies that actually fought them, or trade an American company for a British company in an engagement traditionally fought by the former.
Nearby companies that aren't actively part of a mission can also provide support. Airborne companies allow you to use airstrikes against your enemy, while having an armored company close to an engagement means that you'll be able to field some of their tanks.
Lastly, Company of Heroes 3's campaign missions will focus on both bigger battles and smaller, more personal engagements.
The latter can revolve around a single squad of engineers going behind enemy lines to recover a damaged tank, or assassinating an enemy officer.
Company of Heroes 3 is slated to launch on PC at some point in 2022.
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