Frontlines - Fuel of War Preview
|Frontlines: Fuel of War Screenshots|
In the year 2024, natural resources reach a desperate low and nations war
over the last major oil deposits located around the Caspian Sea. Russia
and China come together to form the Red Star Alliance while the U.S. and
U.K. make up the Western Coalition. Both sides clash in Frontlines:
Fuel of War, a new addition to the growing list of competitive online
multiplayer games, similar to the Battlefield series.
Focused combat sets Frontlines apart from its competition. The game limits all the action to the "front lines" that make up the contested areas that lie on the edges of territory. Once all the objectives are met, the frontlines (denoted by color) move back, forcing the defenders to fight harder to regain lost territory while the attackers press on into more hostile regions. This keeps the objectives focused as teams rush into battle. Despite technically being a class-based game, selecting between heavy assault, close combat, sniper or anti-armor mainly determines the initial weapons load out. Players won't get locked into a class and forced to select a role for the sole purpose of meeting an objective. All classes can finish objectives, although the player's secondary role makes them more adept at certain tasks than others. The ability to pick up a secondary role helps free players from feeling trapped in their class. Secondary roles include ground support, EMP tech, drone tech or air support. While ground support soldiers can repair vehicles and set up turrets, EMP techs can operate undetected from radar, drones of mass destruction take flight and air support calls down direct tactical strikes from above.
Destroying objectives involves teams storming into enemy bases to plant explosive charges onto key equipment. However, things don't end after the charge is set, since the defending team can always sneak back in and repair their structures. Securing an objective requires a team to hold fast and ensure they eliminate all hostiles from the area for a set duration of time. Controlling objectives requires one player to step forward and break into a device or computer in order to seize control. The process takes several seconds, so that player must rely on teammates to watch his or her back and keep them from being shot. In addition, gamers can approach objectives in any order and solved in a variety of ways. A few of the areas feature destructible environments, making it possible to blow away a section of wall for a new entry point.
Multiplayer won't be the only aspect Frontlines will focus on. The game will come with a full single-player campaign where the player fights epic sized battles all the way to Moscow alongside computer controlled teammates. So, players can become accustomed to using the different classes, vehicles and drones.
Set to release on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC in 2008, Frontlines will support up 32 players, although the developers hope to increase that number by the time the game ships. Frontlines may also use the Games for Windows Live service on the PC version to embed achievements and possibly cross-platform play. No matter what, players should prepare themselves for intense frontline combat.
|Frontlines - Full of War - The Story|
|Frontlines: Fuel of War, the first product from its internal developer Kaos Studios, founded by veterans of Trauma Studios, creators of Desert Combat and designer of key technologies for Battlefield 2. Frontlines: Fuel of War is an open world, infantry- and vehicle-based FPS (First Person Shooter) featuring advanced next-gen weaponry in a desperate, near future setting where controlling the planet's depleting fossil resources determines the ultimate fate of civilization. A global war for oil is being waged between two superpowers, the Western Coalition (US/EU) and the Red Star Alliance (Russia/China), and players will be instrumental in determining how the war is waged - and won. The single player campaign will focus on this powerful storyline as players' execute missions focused on non-linear gameplay, moving their frontline through enemy held territory. Frontlines: Fuel of War will be released in fall 2007, for PC, Xbox 360 and PS3.|