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Tribes Ascend Q&A: Tribes Universe On Hold; Other Starsiege Games Planned

Soar With the Blood Eagles on PC PowerPlay Magazine is a preview of Tribes Ascend that includes a Q&A with Hi-Rez Studios CEO Todd Harris discussing the upcoming continuation of the Tribes multiplayer shooter series. Topics of the interview include lessons learned from Global Agenda, the return of the Blood Eagle and the Diamond Sword factions, the passion of the Tribes community, the loadout system, paid content, and more. They also ask about Tribes Universe, and the answer indicates that this is on hold at best, but they plan to continue to explore the Tribes universe, as well as the Starsiege series from which it was born:

Our studio is a huge fan of the previous Tribes games. So after we acquired the rights to Tribes our first goal was to get the movement and physics and combat feeling right. When we made enough progress toward that goal we decided to release a pure match-based shooter ahead of any MMO and that shooter became Ascend. We do still intend to further explore the Tribes and Starsiege IP with future projects, but right now our Tribes dev team is working only on Ascend.

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9. Re: Tribes Ascend Q&A: Tribes Universe On Hold; Other Starsiege Games Planned Jan 5, 2012, 10:22 Prez
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 4, 2012, 20:41:
Given that it's taking so long for Mechwarrior to come out, I wouldn't mind seeing a modern take on the old Earthsiege games. It has been a long time since we've had a good mech game on PC.

There has been a sequel to the Earthsiege games, called Starsiege (sans the "Tribes" moniker), and it was fantastic. I definitely agree the next game out of the universe needs to be a mech game regardless of what its called. Making a Tribes sequel is beyond futile anyway, as there is absolutely no way in hell to please such a hyper-anal community notorious for its penchant for complaining about EVERYTHING. If it isn't the original Tribes, it sucks. Hell, even the second game split the community into warring factions. There's good reason the Tribes name has been largely ignored for so long. Skiing is for weenies. Put me in a HERC and let me blast some Cybrids.

This comment was edited on Jan 5, 2012, 10:28.
 
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