Game publisher THQ has announced the availability of Supreme Commander for Windows PCs, a real-time strategy game set in futuristic 37th century battlefields developed by Gas Powered Games and famed RTS designer Chris Taylor.
“Supreme Commander is enormous in every sense of the word—from its unprecedented scope and scale to its superior command and control functions—this is RTS gaming on a whole new scale,” said Chris Taylor, creative director and CEO, Gas Powered Games. “Our goal to create a game that takes strategy to a whole new level has been reached, and we are very excited to release it to the world.”
Set in the 37th century, three warring factions have split the galaxy apart in their efforts to end the 1000 year-old Infinite War. Players take control of “countless” sea, air, and ground units, coordinating them all through a Theatre of War zoom function which enables players to scroll out to see the entire campaign or zoom in to individual actions. Supreme Commander offers both intense single-player, story-driven campaigns as well as online multiplayer battles.
Supreme Commander is priced at $49.99, and is available at retail outlets and for downlad purchase from direct2drive.com. It requires Windows XP SP2 or Vista, at least a 1.8 GHz processor, 512 MB of RAM, and a video card with 128 MB of video ram and DirectX9 Vertex Shader/ Pixel Shader 2.0 support—but more horsepower and more memory will always help.