Sneaking up on most of us is End of Nations, an MMORTS from Trion Worlds, creators of RIFT. You know a company is taking gaming seriously when they aim for two massive releases in a single year.
“MMORTS…what is that?” By investigating the official End of Nations website, I saw a very cool piece of information–”take on the opposing faction in epic battles of over 50 players.”
Sweet. The vibe I’m getting from this is Starcraft on an unprecedented scale. Not only that, but one of my favorite RPG features, the skill tree, looks like it could make an appearance. This would allow players even more latitude when customizing their style of gameplay. Undoubtedly, a feature like this would promote creativity beyond stereotypical RTS strategies (i.e. Zergling rush, Carrier mass).
Here’s the icing on the cake. You remember Command and Conquer, don’t you? Those guys who made the original RTS are behind the steering wheel for End of Nations. Yeah, I know.