WINGS Grounded? SÖLDNER Not Soldiering On?

A story on PC Games Online Germany says (in German) that JoWooD is preparing to shot down SÖLDNER developer WINGS Simulations and Transportation Giant developer Studio Ebensee. As can be read via a rough Babel Fish translation, this move is intended to help focus on their core genres of strategy, simulation, and RPGs. The story indicates that this puts a second SÖLDNER add-on and a SÖLDNER sequel in jeopardy. There is no source listed for this information, but an English story on Worthplaying attributed to "our Jowood sources" also reports the same general information, though this may just be a rehash of the PC Games Germany article. Our attempts to get an official comment on this from JoWood and WINGS Simulations have gone unanswered as of this writing. Update: Worthplaying sends word that they indeed have verified this news independently with JoWooD and WINGS sources, who wish to remain anonymous, and that the Marine Corps add-on is definitely still on track, and that a small core team will remain at WINGS for patches and updates.
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Jan 28, 2005, 08:32
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Jan 28, 2005, 08:32
 
DISCONNECTED!

(Sorry, I see others can't help it as well. :o)

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Jan 27, 2005, 20:28
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Jan 27, 2005, 20:28
 
I'm guessing someone from the management actually played the game for the first time.. now if only this happened earlier they would've saved themselves the embarassment of releasing such a poor product.

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Jan 27, 2005, 10:47
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Jan 27, 2005, 10:47
 
its based in a world created by some sci-fi novelist, and yeh, its turn based

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Jan 27, 2005, 06:00
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Jan 27, 2005, 06:00
 
About the speculation about whether this is true or not: Yes both companies have definitely been shut down. This is not unusual for JooWooD as they have done massive layoffs some years ago when they had their last major crash.

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Jan 27, 2005, 03:58
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Jan 27, 2005, 03:58
 
Jowood is publishing a new RPG game using the Silent Storm engine, with superpowered heroes and vicious werewolves and hungry vampires and zombie cyborgs...

sounds like they polled a 9 year old jacked up on Ritalin and asked what his ideal game would be....

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Jan 27, 2005, 02:10
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Jan 27, 2005, 02:10
 
Z w n e d

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Jan 27, 2005, 01:38
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Jan 27, 2005, 01:38
 
Z O L D N E R!

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Jan 27, 2005, 01:03
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Jan 27, 2005, 01:03
 
Jowood is publishing a new RPG game using the Silent Storm engine, with superpowered heroes and vicious werewolves and hungry vampires and zombie cyborgs...

Is it turned based?

Sounds like one of those things that will either be the best game ever or the worst game ever, no in between. If it's turn based I'm hoping for best. If it's real-time with pausing (a la Freedom Force) I won't even look at it.

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Jan 26, 2005, 23:23
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Jan 26, 2005, 23:23
 
Soldner was a buggy POS, so who cares?

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Jan 26, 2005, 23:02
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Jan 26, 2005, 23:02
 
Jowood is publishing a new RPG game using the Silent Storm engine, with superpowered heroes and vicious werewolves and hungry vampires and zombie cyborgs...

screw Soldner

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"They come as men, as graven images, as the White Stone, as a whirlwind and as a cloud;
it is a fire unfolding itself, the color amber; they are now in the Heavens looking over thee."
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"When the bomb drops it'll be a bank holiday
Everybody happy in their tents and caravans
Everybody happy in their ignorance and apathy
No one realizes until the television breaks down..."

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Jan 26, 2005, 21:53
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Jan 26, 2005, 21:53
 
EDIT: The worthplaying article actually says that they'll be finishing up the add-on and releasing it still. Its the Soldner 2 project thats not going to happen (if thats an accurate article). No surprise there.

Which is unfortunate...since they basically said the addon won't fix a lot of the problems, it will just add to the content. I was really looking forward to a part duex to make the game a lot better.

It is a fun game, when it works correctly.

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Jan 26, 2005, 21:38
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JoWood's canning this piece of shit to focus more on their RPG and strategy titles. I'm a happy camper.

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Jan 26, 2005, 21:21
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Jan 26, 2005, 21:21
 
no...please dont...stop....

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Jan 26, 2005, 21:15
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Jan 26, 2005, 21:15
 
P w n e d

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Jan 26, 2005, 21:01
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Jan 26, 2005, 21:01
 
Thats too bad. I think they were on the right track with the upcoming content but the word of mouth is so bad that it just may not be worth the cost for them to continue.


EDIT: The worthplaying article actually says that they'll be finishing up the add-on and releasing it still. Its the Soldner 2 project thats not going to happen (if thats an accurate article). No surprise there.

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