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Tribes franchise makes a comeback - Tribes Ascend confirmed for Xbox 360 and PC

by Steven Williamson on 14 March 2011, 10:49

Tags: Action/Adventure

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Hi-Rez Studios, the company behind the online team-based game Global Agenda, is currently working on its next project, another sci-fi themed MMO shooter for PC and Xbox 360.

Revealed at the Penny Arcade Expo this week, Tribes: Ascend markst he return of the online multi-player shooter franchise Tribes, which last made an appearance in 2004 on PC.

Tribes: Ascend, developed using the Unreal 3 engine, is being positioned as the multi-player successor to the much lauded Tribes 2 and a re-introduction of the franchise to the gaming world.

Hi-Rez Studios acquired Tribes in October, 2010 and revealed plans to develop a massive scale, persistent world shooter called Tribes Universe. Today's announcement confirms that long-term franchise strategy, but Hi-Rez has chosen to first deliver the single-purchase, digital download Tribes: Ascend this calendar year.

"Before Halo, before Modern Warfare, and before Battlefield, there was Tribes.", says Todd Harris, Hi-Rez Studios COO. "Tribes fans appreciate the game's essence - athletic FPS combat combined with teamwork and strategy. As we began development of Tribes Universe, we focused first on capturing that essence - refining and modernizing iconic elements like jetpacks, skiing, and vehicles. We’ve had tremendous fun play-testing and realized the potential of a multiplayer focused title ahead of Tribes Universe. The community has been waiting for a multi-player shooter that is the modern successor to T2. Tribes: Ascend is that game."

Tribes: Ascend is targeted for release in late 2011 as a digital download on Windows PC and the Xbox 360.

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You know what is odd is that trailer reminded me so much of the crysis trailer…and then the over the shoulder look….yes i do remember crysis doing that XD anyway, crap trailer want to see some gameplay….get a better jist for it.
Huge Tribes fan and over the weekend spoke to the majority of the players from the T2 Ladders from back in the day. All said the same thing, we have been here before, promised Tribes 2 as it was on a UE3 engine and look what we got, vengeance. Utter turd tbh.

In order to get the tribes fans back they are literally going to have to produce one hell of a tribes game that plays like T1 and T2 and none of the crap from vengeance that killed the tribes franchise.