RtCW Retreats from Enemy Territory

Saying they would not be taking any interviews or making further comments on this, Activision sends along the following release:
id Software and Activision announced today they are canceling the retail release of Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory. Despite a strong effort from talented developers, the single player portion of the game did not progress as anticipated. Canceling the release was a difficult decision made in the best interest of the Wolfenstein franchise and fans. However, we remain excited about the progress and direction of Enemy Territory multiplayer. Over the next several months the focus of our development will be to complete the multiplayer portion of Enemy Territory and provide it as a free downloadable expansion to Return to Castle Wolfenstein.

In Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory Axis and Allied teams do battle in traditional single scenarios, or wage war through a series of linked scenarios in a totally new campaign mode. During combat players gain experience and skill, and through battlefield promotions are awarded additional abilities that remain persistent across an entire campaign. Additionally, new character classes like the covert operative class as well as an enhanced engineer allow teams to perform reconnaissance, steal enemy uniforms, and construct battlefield structures and military installations in the midst of combat to gain tactical advantages for their team. All new game modes, maps and communication abilities require players and teams to develop advanced strategies and tactics in the struggle for front line domination.
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ah, what a shame...

Still, not complaining about a free add-on. RTCW multiplayer is a pretty fun exercise, so any add-ons to this can only be A Good Thing. No-one hardly plays it online (i don't think, my gamespy searches for it always return low numbers) so not sure if this will change matters. I guess it depends how big the download is and how quickly it can be put on magazine cover CDs and stuff. I think most of the arcade-style WW2 fans are playing Battlefield now tho . . .

Thing is, with all that development into single player, its a wonder that they don't just release it to the mod community and see what comes out of it. It would be good PR, and they're gonna take a loss on the R&D anyway...

wolfenstein is one of those franchises (sheesh, its a "franchise" now?? Makes me think of $tarbucks or something) that still inspires, at least aesthetically. Or mibby its just the nostalgia talking . . . Still, I thought GM did a pretty good job on the single player.

Shame...

alnya

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