Petroglyph is a well-respected studio with many of its devs having roots in the Command & Conquer series. Starting today, you can check out its latest RTS offering called Forged Battalion. The game has just launched into Steam Early Access and is available for $20 normally or 15% off this week.
In Forged Battalion, players will create a unique faction of their own that can be used in skirmishes, single-player or multiplayer fights. These factions are made using “ever-evolving factories and units” that change over time as resources are gathered from completed fights. Each tech tree offers a range of armors, “locomotors”, weapons and specialized abilities.
Early Access is planned to run for “several months” while the team works with and listens to its community. Feedback will be integral to future development.
Petroglyph & Forged Battalion
Towards the end of the 21st century, the effects of climate change have devastated the world and a military force called “The Collective” has spread across the globe. As part of the resistance group it’s time for you to join the fight!
Customize your unique faction in a new take on real-time strategy as you fight in a variety of skirmish, solo, and multiplayer battles. You are not only a commander, but also an engineer – so you have ultimate control over your faction’s units, factories, superweapons and economy.
Manage, customize, and develop the blueprints of your emerging faction to create ever-evolving factories and units. Between missions a deep tech tree unlocks components that you’ll use to design combat units. As more technology is unlocked, your designs become more advanced and powerful.
Using resources gained in battle, you’ll unlock new options through the metagame Tech Tree to choose the archetype, armor, locomotor, weapons, and special abilities such as stealth and regeneration that will make your faction one of a kind. Ultimately, you will have access to the most powerful options, including an array of deadly superweapons to launch against your foes.
Forge your Faction
Modify every unit chassis (Infantry, Light Vehicle, Heavy Vehicle, Aircraft) with a host of weapons, support and locomotor types. Add regenerative armor to your light vehicle, or add an anti-tank gun to your aircraft. Adapt to every situation, and every opponent.
Persistent Tech tree
Each battle you win, in each mode, contributes towards your faction’s technology upgrades with different science paths; advancing tech tree unlocks blueprints.
A dynamic story campaign
The resistance needs you to forge a new force to be reckoned with. Play through an exciting story campaign that will test your ability to react and adapt to the increasing threat of the ‘The Collective’.
Join up to seven other players in a variety of online multiplayer modes for intense tactical co-operative and versus action on dedicated servers.