After years of waiting, fans will get their first taste of Red Orchestra 2 as the beta launches for all those who have pre-purchased the Deluxe version of the game. Pre-purchase numbers for the game have shattered all expectations with gamers around the world voting with their wallets for their shooter pick of the season. Anyone that pre-purchases the deluxe edition before the game launches will get instant access to the beta, so head on over to http://store.steampowered.com/app/35450/ to get your copy and join the fight!
The first phase of the pre-purchase beta will include 3 levels from the game running the 3 gametypes – Firefight, Countdown, and Territory. From the open destroyed cityscape of Fallen Fighters, to the close quarters combat of Apartments, and the wide open tank battles of Gumrak – the beta gives players a sample of the diverse action Red Orchestra 2 has to offer. Apart from the opportunity for people to play the game early, this is our volume and final balance testing, so we are looking for feedback. Head for the Tripwire forums to give us that feedback.
Recommended Server Hosting Partners
In a first for a game of this kind, Tripwire Interactive will be allowing individual server admins as well as GSP’s to host ranked servers for the game. We feel the “walled garden” approach many developers take to server hosting makes it difficult for the clan/gaming communities as well as stifling mod and custom mapping development -two things that are very important to the success and longevity of any multi-player game. We have also put together a list of Recommended Server Hosting Partners that we’ve been working closely with to ensure they provide a good experience for our fans and game server admins as well as meeting the hardware requirements of the game. The list of recommended server hosting partners, as follows: Read more
Tripwire Interactive is pleased to announce Red Orchestra: Heroes of Stalingrad, the sequel to the hit PC title Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45, winner of multiple awards: Voodoo Extreme’s FPS and MP Game of the Year 2006, Wargamer’s Best Action Game 2006, IGN Editor’s Choice and many more.
Heroes of Stalingrad will take the Red Orchestra franchise into the next generation of gaming. Cutting edge graphics and audio built on Unreal Engine 3, inventive features and streamlined realism will deliver an unrivalled WWII experience. Focusing on the Battle of Stalingrad and the surrounding operations, both German and Russian, from July 1942 to February 1943 the game allows the player to experience one of the most brutal battles in all of human history. For the first time ever in a first person shooter gamers will be able to experience WWII from the Axis side in a German single player campaign. As always with the Red Orchestra franchise, we will aim to deliver unrivalled accuracy and attention to detail, along with gritty, vicious combat in multi-player, co-op and solo modes. Again, we have listened to the fans and have designed a whole set of new features to make the game more accessible and easy to get into – all while delivering the tactical shooter realism fans of the original game loved.
There is more information available in the June 2009 issue of PC Gamer both in the UK and US, which will be on the news stands in May. The Heroes of Stalingrad forums are also now open – head to www.HeroesofStalingrad.com for the teaser website and access to the forums. We will be releasing more information about the game over the next weeks and months, so keep checking back! Tripwire Interactive are taking the time to get the game right, so the release date will remain “when it is ready” for the time being.