X360 Friday, April 21, 2006 | 7:31 PM

Battlestations Midway moving on

Battlestations Midway moving on

The oh-so-delayed Eidos game Battlestations: Midway is now under development for X360 and PC, which means that the Xbox version is canned. I hope they have a great gameplay idea in mind, cause it doesn't look that promising. First X360 images inside.


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Commented on 2006-04-21 19:46:04
This game looks worse than blazing angels.
Commented on 2006-04-21 20:00:41
I'm calling PC screens here

since 360 doesn't do 1280x960 ;)
Commented on 2006-04-21 20:04:48
The screens are kinda horrid but, I still want to play ! :D
Commented on 2006-04-21 20:08:40
Could be good, they need to look at what Blazing Angels did wrong.
Commented on 2006-04-21 20:11:01 In reply to Tupacolyte
Posted by Tupacolyte
I'm calling PC screens here

since 360 doesn't do 1280x960 ;)
Nah, they are X360 screens. New ports are often in 1280x960 - Timeshift was, for example.
Commented on 2006-04-21 20:12:32
Just give me a kamikaze death squad and I'll sink any ship known to man.
Commented on 2006-04-21 20:41:11
Boulet this if its too big, but it makes the game sound more interesting than a Blazing Angels clone.

Eidos Interactive, one of the world’s leading publishers and developers of entertainment software, today confirms that Battlestations: Midway will be released on Xbox 360™ and PC in autumn 2006.

Taking advantage of Microsoft’s next-generation video game and entertainment system, Battlestations: Midway on Xbox 360 delivers a genuinely new and exciting single and multiplayer gameplay experience.

Battlestations: Midway follows the story of naval recruit Henry Walker, whose first assignment as a gunner at Pearl Harbor is the starting point of an incredible career at the heart of the US Pacific Fleet in 1942, in what was to become one of the most inspirational military campaigns in history.

For the first time, relive the intensity of massive air, sea and underwater WWII battles in a unique mix of intense action and tactical gameplay. Directly control dozens of highly detailed warships, aircraft and submarines in a ‘free-control’ environment as you design and execute the best plans of attack. Command the colossal firepower of a fully armed battleship, engage the enemy in fierce dogfights through flak-infested skies or utilise the stealth of your submarine to unleash deadly torpedo attacks on unsuspecting enemies.

“Battlestations: Midway offers players a refreshingly new and exciting gaming experience, whilst maintaining an incredible level of detail which recreates the intensity and atmosphere of the Pacific War. The ability to jump from a raging dogfight to the deck of a destroyer, with the crew frantically running about around you on deck, to the silence of a prowling submarine provides a unique and at times breathtaking experience. And, of course, watching your mate’s aircraft carrier sink past your sub after a sneaky online torpedo attack is extremely satisfying!” said Brand Manager, Matt Russell.

“On Xbox Live™, gamers will be able to take part in gripping cooperative games and the high-definition mode really brings to life the glorious scale of Midway battles,” said Klaude Thomas, Producer. “The power of Xbox 360 allows us a greater level of detail – self-shadowed, bump-mapped and textured in high resolution, which you simply couldn’t do before now”
Commented on 2006-04-21 20:45:33
I got Combat Flight simulator 3 on the PC, and it looks better, its only what, 5-10 years old now.......
Commented on 2006-04-21 21:07:29 In reply to Sheps
Posted by Sheps
I got Combat Flight simulator 3 on the PC, and it looks better, its only what, 5-10 years old now.......
Just a slight exaggeration....
Commented on 2006-04-21 21:12:16 In reply to Shawnzee
Posted by Shawnzee
This game looks worse than blazing angels.
it looks worse than rogue leader (a current gen shooter) :(
Commented on 2006-04-21 21:27:32 In reply to warui
Posted by warui
The screens are kinda horrid but, I still want to play ! :D
I think they look fine.
Commented on 2006-04-21 21:51:45 In reply to chewbacaattack
I don't see anything wrong with the graphics, the game looks great.
Commented on 2006-04-21 22:00:38 In reply to Shawnzee
Posted by Shawnzee
This game looks worse than blazing angels.
If this game looks like this and doesnt have Blazing Angel's horrible Vsync problem, I'll be happy.
Commented on 2006-04-21 22:25:43
doesnt look good n another WW II game thats gonna flop - my opinion
Commented on 2006-04-21 23:57:25
cool
Commented on 2006-04-22 00:17:55
I don't think it looks too bad. It's not one of the most visually astounding games out there but it still looks decent.
Commented on 2006-04-22 00:52:50
It looks like a damn cheap port.
Commented on 2006-04-22 00:58:29
any idea when this is released?
Commented on 2006-04-22 02:08:31
Jesus I wish they would just make a next gen game already, someones got to soon, maybe Gears?
Commented on 2006-04-22 02:42:31
I think it looks great. Sure it doesn't have X/Y/Z current gimmick effect (bloom comes to mind) but I like it more because of that. Critically, the lighting model could do with a bit of polishing however, although that wouldn't exactly be a trivial thing to do at such a stage in development (especially given development history of the game).
Commented on 2006-04-22 03:15:08
what graham said. nice and clean looking, especially the first shot.
Commented on 2006-04-23 06:59:35 In reply to Shawnzee
Posted by Shawnzee
This game looks worse than blazing angels.
What? I can count the polygond in Blazing Angels. No such thing is to be found here.

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