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# 1Gnats3 Nov 12 2008, 21:52 PM
Square Enix, which produced the Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts series, has announced that it will be working to publish Supreme Commander 2. Gas Powered Games is known for its Dungeon Siege and Supreme Commander games, along with the in-development Demigod, and will continue to be the developer for the Supreme Commander series. No information about gameplay or the release schedule has been announced as of yet. Chris Taylor, the designer of Supreme Commander, has previously said that current hardware is too limited for his vision of Supcom 2, although it is difficult to determine how this will affect the sequel.

"LOS ANGELES (November 12, 2008) &mdash Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of Square Enix® interactive entertainment products in North America (Square Enix), and development house Gas Powered Games Corp., (Gas Powered Games) announced today that they have formed a strategic partnership. With the commencement of this strategic partnership, development has begun on SUPREME COMMANDER® 2, a sequel to the award-winning real-time strategy series.

This strategic partnership represents one of the first steps Square Enix Co., Ltd., a sister company of Square Enix headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, and its affiliates (collectively, Square Enix Group) are taking towards their goal of increasing western development efforts aimed for the global markets. Square Enix Group has previously worked exclusively with Japanese development companies, so the decision to form strategic partnerships with developers located outside of Japan serves as a new cornerstone of its strategy to create games targeted primarily at consumers in North America and Europe. Additionally, Square Enix Group's foray into the real-time strategy genre is a significant expansion of its product lineup, largely known for its leadership role in the genre of role-playing games.

"We see great opportunities in North American and European markets, both of which are expected to be maintaining sustainable growth over these coming years," said Yoichi Wada, president and representative director of Square Enix Co., Ltd.. "Therefore, it is crucial we create alliances with proven developers such as Gas Powered Games in order to serve these significant markets better by providing products and services in tune with customer tastes."

"Gas Powered Games is an accomplished development house that has demonstrated its ability to successfully create and develop intellectual properties," said John Yamamoto, president and chief executive officer of Square Enix and Square Enix Ltd., Square Enix's sister company in U.K. "We are extremely excited to begin working with Gas Powered Games' talented personnel and see this strategic partnership as a significant step in our efforts to bring Square Enix titles to a broader global audience."

Creator of hit titles such as Dungeon Siege®, and Supreme Commander, Gas Powered Games® was founded in 1998 by one of the game industry's most imaginative and dynamic visionaries Chris Taylor, who serves as chief executive officer. "It is truly a great honor to join forces with as renowned a developer and publisher as Square Enix," said Taylor: "Everyone at Gas Powered Games is thrilled about this collaboration, and the results will surely delight video game fans around the world."

Details on SUPREME COMMANDER 2 including gameplay features, platform(s) and ship date will be available at a later time."

The announcement at the Square Enix website.

This post has been edited by DS: Nov 13 2008, 06:42 AM

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Gnats3   Supreme Commander 2 Announced   Nov 12 2008, 21:52 PM
com.N   It's like - WOW! I wouldn't expect suc...   Nov 13 2008, 07:06 AM
RDon   Bitchin'. Time to buy a quantum computer.   Nov 13 2008, 07:52 AM
Jean=A=Luc   Omg. :o Time to buy a quantum computer. You s...   Nov 13 2008, 12:42 PM
triumph   That feels like it was outta left field. However I...   Nov 13 2008, 17:33 PM
Derek   I bet the ACUs will have giant ass swords from now...   Nov 13 2008, 21:15 PM
Hogo   WTF has been planned, If it can't use current ...   Nov 13 2008, 21:22 PM
Logabob   :WTF: High Graphics standards are a large barrie...   Nov 13 2008, 23:38 PM
Hogo   Im Hoping Supreme COmmander 2 Has a BRAND NEW Engi...   Nov 14 2008, 02:11 AM
KingsRevenge   So basically it seems like you guys would be happy...   Nov 14 2008, 07:47 AM
Hogo   Both Supcom And FA were amazing games, But liked c...   Nov 14 2008, 13:55 PM
Gnats3   Yeah, Demigod uses an improved version of the Supc...   Nov 14 2008, 14:18 PM
Hogo   Yeah and hopefully they can get it to been smooth ...   Nov 14 2008, 14:20 PM
Megaowner   The only thing I see here is that Square aren...   Nov 14 2008, 15:07 PM
Hogo   Do they have a decision about DRM?   Nov 15 2008, 21:34 PM
Togra   Do they have a decision about DRM? Hmm, the only...   Nov 16 2008, 09:13 AM
Hogo   mhmm If Chris Taylor has anything to say DRM can B...   Nov 16 2008, 23:42 PM
AncientSion   Doh. How about fixing SC/FA and providing what was...   Nov 17 2008, 16:22 PM
KingsRevenge   Doh. How about fixing SC/FA and providing what wa...   Nov 17 2008, 20:34 PM
AncientSion   What is it that you want from which was promised?...   Nov 18 2008, 22:31 PM
Togra   Really, there is point in arguing about it yet ag...   Nov 21 2008, 18:00 PM
Hogo   Experimentals was never officaly announced, Chris ...   Nov 19 2008, 10:03 AM
Supertribe   I'm 95% sure the hardware conditions will be f...   Nov 19 2008, 19:18 PM
Hogo   I Guess if they learnt they can optimize every ste...   Nov 19 2008, 21:36 PM

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