Eight-person multiplayer, up to 10,000 troops on screen for launch.
The team at GSC Game World, makers of the STALKER franchise, have announced a release date for the reboot of Cossacks, their hit real-time strategy series. Cossacks 3 will return to Windows PC on Sept 20, published at retail by Koch Media and CDP.pl, a distribution company related to CD Projekt. Weve also learned the team expects the Steam version of the game to be live that same day.
Full announcement (includes some of the game's features) http://www.polygon.com/2016/7/19/12226178/cossacks-3-has-a-release-date-at-retail-and-on-steam
I'm a big fan of the Cossacks series, it was extremely popular here in Europe and we've known about the new game for a while but we finally have a release date. I know there are a couple of Cossacks fans I've stumbled upon on GAF but it seems pretty niche around here nonetheless. It's a great RTS series and really scratched that itch for commanding thousands of troops on the battlefield, a game that stood unique among the many RTS games of that era.
For those that want some more information of the history of Cossacks Polygon has an article on it last year and the developers, GSC Game World.
The series is what made S.T.A.L.K.E.R. possible (an ambitious game for its time), if Cossacks 3 does well I think we could see a S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2!
Steam page now up!
- Grandiose battles of up to 10,000 soldiers on the battlefield
- 12 playable nations
- 100 research opportunities
- 140 different historic buildings
- Battles ashore and at sea
- Five singleplayer historical campaigns
- Infinite variations of battles on randomly generated maps
- 8-player multiplayer