Relive history, or redefine it with compelling real-time strategy, The Great War: Western Front

The Great War: Western Front

Published on: Wed, 24/08/2022 - 8:30pm

Frontier Foundry and Petroglyph join forces for pivotal new WW1 RTS

Cambridge, UK – 24 August 2022. Frontier Foundry, the games label of Frontier Developments plc (AIM: FDEV), unveiled today The Great War: Western Front, a thrilling take on the real-time strategy genre that allows players to experience World War 1 through the eyes of both Theatre Commander and Field Commander, launching on PC in 2023.

Developed by Petroglyph who boast a heritage of genre-defining strategy games, in collaboration with games label Frontier Foundry, The Great War: Western Front invites players to experience an authentic WW1 RTS. In this immersive new title, players must step back in time to take charge of difficult choices, as they opt to either relive or redefine one of the most fundamental conflicts in modern history.

Commanding either the Allied Nations or the Central Powers, players will make tactical and strategic decisions with repercussions that will resonate throughout the entire Western Front, one of the main theatres of war during WW1. Offering unparalleled levels of strategic depth, they’ll take on the dual role of Theatre Commander and Field Commander to master both turn-based grand strategy and real-time battles.

The Great War: Western Front features authentic trench warfare in detail never-before-seen within the RTS genre. Each vantage point provides its own unique mechanics with which to gain the advantage over the opposition, whether attacking or defending. Players must consider strategy at every level, carefully allocating resources and choosing which locations to fortify in a war won by inches. Researching new technologies, from poisonous gas to state-of-the-art tanks, will also provide the upper hand that could turn the tide of the war.

Battles take place in a living, persistent world, with existing battlefields holding the scars of previous battles and deteriorating as players revisit them, while changing weather conditions will provide additional challenges for each unit.
With the impact of every decision underpinned by an evocative soundtrack from award-winning composer and audio director Frank Klepacki, The Great War: Western Front is a deep, atmospheric take on real-time strategy. Battle by battle, players must consider the weight of choices great and small to earn victory and change the outcome of the war.

The Great War: Western Front is available to wishlist on Steam and Epic Games Store now, and will be launching on PC in 2023.

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About The Great War: Western Front

The Great War: Western Front is the definitive WW1 strategy game. Play the deciding role in history with this real-time tactical experience as you take charge in the iconic Western Front from 1914 to 1919. Pick your faction and lead your forces to victory, both by directing your armies in gritty real-time battles and by commanding your side on the Western Front as you guide high-level decisions in turn-based strategic gameplay. Think like a Commander to either relive history - or redefine it. Partnering with the Imperial War Museums, revel in an authentic historical strategy game that captures the gravity and intensity of The Great War.

About Frontier

Frontier Developments plc (AIM: FDEV) is a leading independent developer and publisher of videogames founded in 1994 by David Braben, co-author of the iconic Elite game. Based in Cambridge, Frontier uses its proprietary COBRA game development technology to create innovative genre-leading games, primarily for personal computers and videogame consoles. As well as self-publishing internally developed games, Frontier also publishes games developed by carefully selected partner studios under its Frontier Foundry games label.

About Frontier Foundry

Frontier Foundry is the games label of Frontier Developments. By forming partnerships with quality external developers and leveraging the company’s proven publishing expertise, Frontier Foundry is best placed to bring players unique and memorable new games that break boundaries and create legacies.

About Petroglyph

Petroglyph is an independent development studio based in Las Vegas, Nevada, with a roster of award-winning, best-selling titles including Star Wars: Empire at War, 8-Bit Armies, and the Command & Conquer Remastered Collection. Founded in 2003 by members formerly of Westwood Studios (Command & Conquer, Dune), Petroglyph’s expert team and genre-defining track record is geared to bring deep and innovative new strategy titles to players everywhere.

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