Electronic Arts has announced that it is in the process of developing Tiberium, a new intense tactical action and visceral first-person shooting game set in a sci-fi world.
The game takes players on an adventure through a devastated Earth and places them in the heart of an epic battle for control of a powerful energy source called Tiberium.
Mike Verdu, VP and General Manager at EA Los Angeles added, “EALA has a long history of developing groundbreaking real-time strategy games with the Command & Conquer series. That series also originally introduced the Tiberium universe to gamers worldwide. Now, we are growing Tiberium from a simple backdrop to a fully realized universe with its own unique, hybrid squad-based shooter gameplay.”
About EA’s New FPS Game Tiberium:
Tiberium, a mysterious extraterrestrial crystal, can shatter the energy output of traditional fossil fuels. It has the power to save humanity as well as the power to destroy it.
For eleven years, an alien tower has stood dormant, looming like an unholy mountain over a wasteland once known as the Mediterranean Sea. The tower was thought to be a relic of the Third Tiberium War; a devastating war fought for control over Tiberium crystal. It is not a relic. It is not dormant. Deep within the tower, plans are in motion for an alien invasion. This is where the Tiberium adventure begins.
Players step into the shoes of Forward Battle Commander Ricardo Vega and will assemble an assortment of elite squads to combat the global crisis. Armed with an arsenal of weapons including a transforming personal weapon system, multi-launch homing missiles, capital ship bombardments and tactical ion cannon strikes, Vega will lead the fight from the front lines.
Featuring a unique blend of first-person shooting and tactical squad combat, players will control multiple infantry, armor, and air squads as the fight escalates. In Tiberium, Vega is the most powerful presence on the battlefield, and the squads are his most decisive weapon. Players can take multi-squad control combat into single-player or bring the action into online multiplayer battles.
According to Chris Plummer, executive producer of EA Los Angeles, “After two years of pre-production, it is exciting to finally reveal this game and its rich fiction to the world. We’ve put a lot of effort into evolving the tactical shooter experience by taking core gameplay compulsions like commanding, choice and dominating your enemies and delivering them in first-person. Some of the weapons and mechanics are truly innovative for a first-person game.”
Tiberium will be available worldwide in autumn 2008 for the PlayStation3 and Xbox 360 consoles, as well as for the PC.