May 9, 2000 - Sierra Studios Announces Ground Control for the Playstaion2 Computer Entertainment System
May 9, 2000 - Sierra Studios Announces Ground Control for the
Playstaion 2 Computer Entertainment System
Innovative Real-Time Strategy Game enters into the Console Arena
Bellevue, WA (May 9, 2000) - Sierra Studios today announced that Ground
Control , the incredibly fast-paced and visually stunning real-time
strategy game currently in development for the PC by Swedish-based Massive
Entertainment, will also be coming to the PlayStation 2 computer
"Ground Control's superior graphics, controls and unique gameplay are
developed to take full advantage of the PlayStation 2 architecture," says
Mark Hood, senior vice president at Sierra Studios. "By using the new
PlayStation 2 technology and with support from Massive we'll be able to
take the PC version of Ground Control to the next level providing a new
fan base with an exciting and different gameplay experience attractive to
both action and strategy gamers alike."
Ground Control combines classic strategy elements with incredible 3-D
technology previously reserved for action games. It focuses its gameplay
on tactics, strategy, and the art of battle. The end result is greater
realism, faster-paced action, and an unparalleled player experience.
Played out through a variety of missions, players must take control of
their customizable squads of soldiers, tanks, hovercraft, aircraft, and
other units, as they fight for control of a distant world. In addition to
the frenetic single-player experience, Ground Control will offer both
classic and innovative multiplayer options for the PlayStation 2.
Massive Entertainment, http://www.massive.se, develops interactive
entertainment products for a worldwide market. Since the company was
founded in 1997 it has focused on creating state-of-the-art interactive
games for PCs, consoles and mobile communication devices. The company
today employs 35 people and has offices in Lund and Ronneby, Sweden. A new
office will shortly open in Malmö, Sweden.
Sierra On-Line, Inc. http://www.sierra.com/ is one of the original
developers and largest worldwide publishers of interactive entertainment
and productivity software. Sierra is a division of Havas Interactive, a
global leader in interactive content, and is one of the world's largest
publishers of education, entertainment and home productivity software. Its
divisions, Blizzard Entertainment , Coktel, Knowledge Adventure , Sierra
and Flipside.com(tm) are famous for releasing critically acclaimed and
award winning titles. Havas has operations in the US and in Europe and is
a subsidiary of the French publishing house Havas, part of Vivendi
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