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Total Annihilation Follow-up

An article on IGN has some info about possible plans for some form of Total Annihilation follow-up gleaned from a talk by Gas Powered Games' Chris Taylor, designer on the RTS while at Cavedog. Here's a bit on what was said, though they admit it's not clear whether this refers to a true Total Annihilation sequel, or just an RTS game in the same vein:

While Taylor said he couldn't give too many details to the crowd, he did confirm that Gas Powered Games was working on "an RTS follow-up to Total Annihilation."

Taylor also confirmed that the game already had a publisher, but wouldn't say who it was. He did, however, mention that it was "a big one... one that doesn't also publish operating systems." This is obviously a reference to Microsoft, publisher of Gas Powered Games' Dungeon Siege.

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53. Re: No subject Feb 9, 2004, 12:14 Gandhi
 
As great a game as TA was (and is), by gaming standards it has a steep learning curve.

I disagree. I found SC and WC having a steeper learning curve than TA. I find WC3 games inevitable becoming a race against time as to who gets to the powerful units first. I admit I have not played long to be an expert on WC. But in TA, there are just so many strategies one can use to counter some of the cheesy moves, unlike the infamous Zerg rush that SC is afflicted with. I see these cheesy moves in WC3 all the time, and the only hope is for the inevitable patch that will nerf one unit or anther. In contrast, TA had may one or two patches, and that was it!

One of the feature I think Chris Taylor is very good at in including in his games (including Dungeon Siege) is a simple and easy to use interface - and that interface plays a huge role in lowering the learning curve. I have found TA and Dungeon Siege easier to get into and start playing, compared to SC/WC and Diablo, respectively.

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