X360, PS3 Sunday, March 19, 2006 | 2:56 PM

Terra Formations announced

Terra Formations announced

Irish Star Cave Studios has officially announced Terra: Formations, planned for a release on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. The game has been quite a buzz during the latest conventions, and as the developers still are looking for a publisher there is no release date set. Terra is a MMOFPSRTSRPG - yeah, all that stuff in one game. The story is set in 2157, and as a player you have to choice to either run on the battlefield (FPS) and expand your stats (RPG) or be the commander (RTS) to rule the field. First image inside, and remember - as the studio opened in summer 2004, they probably are in early development.
Update: Added a gameplay video.
Update #2: Release date announced: Autumn 2007.


Gameplay video
Download: AVI

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Commented on 2006-03-19 15:08:41
sounds very interesting....a big project...i hope they pull it off
Commented on 2006-03-19 15:09:51
the graphics arent that good, especially the weapons
Commented on 2006-03-19 15:12:39
The studio opened in summer 2004, so the game has probably not been in development that long.
Commented on 2006-03-19 15:14:12
at the moment it dont look right for me....need to see it in motion..but i like to hear new games coming to da 360
Commented on 2006-03-19 15:22:46
MMOFPSRTSRPG?? lol, ambitious.
Commented on 2006-03-19 15:33:00
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Commented on 2006-03-19 15:37:27 In reply to macksplack
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Commented on 2006-03-19 15:58:48
Early developtment people, early development...

You have any idea the year for release Manager?
Commented on 2006-03-19 16:00:50
I know that that word "MMOFPSRTSRPG" will be the norm like how MMORPG is.

When i heard that, i thought it was rediculous..look at it now...
Commented on 2006-03-19 16:13:27
Looks like the video is from the PC version... player is using mouse and the video has been captured with fraps. Ofcourse it's not 100% sure but very probable.
Commented on 2006-03-19 16:14:42
for a first title,i say well done to them
Commented on 2006-03-19 16:15:16
Myro:
No, sorry. I've been reading alot about it today, and a 2006 release seems very unlikely. They'll be showing this during the upcoming GDC, but without a publisher, they probably will wait with announcing a release date. During the first year, they were only 12 people working on this project, so I guess they need some assistance from the publisher in the future.

habaskeba:
Yeah, I wonder if they even have it running on a Xbox 360 devkit. Time will tell, for now it's "PC & next-generation consoles".
Commented on 2006-03-19 16:22:29
could be a good game.
Commented on 2006-03-19 16:22:49
Here are some screens from January 2005:
http://cellienstudios.com/v-web/bulletin/bb/viewto...

At least it looks better now than it did back then, so who knows how the final product will look like.
Commented on 2006-03-19 16:29:27
Graphics like this on an RTS????


HOLY CRAP!!!!
Commented on 2006-03-19 16:30:18 In reply to no_fear360
Posted by no_fear360
the graphics arent that good, especially the weapons
....some dont understand, do they?

Well, the enemies look good already, and with all that variety the game plans on having, it will be hard to beat.
Commented on 2006-03-19 16:34:18 In reply to Manager
Posted by Manager
Here are some screens from January 2005:
http://cellienstudios.com/v-web/bulletin/bb/viewto...

At least it looks better now than it did back then, so who knows how the final product will look like.
THAT'S why it looked like Tribes 2; it's using the Torque engine! Damn they are SERIOUSLY stretching the capabilities of this engine to the max. If they can pull off this gameplay, I don't care how it looks, it'll be sweet.
Commented on 2006-03-19 16:34:29
HAH! I knew I recognized this from somewhere else!

"Screenshots from Reality Engine Eval Kit Deathmatch Level"
Those screens shots are this game.
http://artificialstudios.com/media.php (you have to scroll down a bit)
Commented on 2006-03-19 16:43:27
sounds like an cool game to me, i have wanted a fps rts since i first played starcraft, making it an mmorpg too is just icing on the cake,

my humble opinion
Commented on 2006-03-19 16:50:00 In reply to munkieNS
Posted by munkieNS
THAT'S why it looked like Tribes 2; it's using the Torque engine! Damn they are SERIOUSLY stretching the capabilities of this engine to the max. If they can pull off this gameplay, I don't care how it looks, it'll be sweet.
They are using the Torque Shader Engine, that's Torque Engine 2.0. Some info about it here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torque_Shader_Engine
Commented on 2006-03-19 17:23:54
it really look on his early stages
Commented on 2006-03-19 17:28:30
the game is really on his early stage so no coment about the graphics, but the gameplay sound very promising.
Commented on 2006-03-19 17:58:25
I dont think this is a 360 game

The 4:3 aspect ratio is a dead giveaway
Commented on 2006-03-19 18:18:07 In reply to crazymex0813
Posted by crazymex0813
I dont think this is a 360 game

The 4:3 aspect ratio is a dead giveaway
It's for PC too.
Commented on 2006-03-19 19:11:48
Wait a minute this looks like Halo ...
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