Way back in October of 2010, we broke the news that Atlanta-based Hi-Rez Studios
would be revisiting the Tribes
franchise in an upcoming online persistent-world shooter. At the time, Hi-Rez
was focused on Tribes: Universe
, and our interview
with CEO and lead designer Erez Goren
shed a bit of light on the company's followup to Global Agenda
Today at PAX East
, Hi-Rez officially took the wraps off a second Tribes
game, and Tribes: Ascend
is set to re-introduce the venerable franchise to gamers all over the world. "Before
Modern Warfare, and before
Battlefield, there was
Tribes," says Todd Harris
, Hi-Rez Studios COO, before going on to reveal that the new game will be available in late 2011. Hi-Rez will distribute Tribes: Ascend
as a digital download and is targeting Windows PCs as well as the Xbox 360 for the initial release.
Why a second Tribes
title? "We've had tremendous fun play-testing and realized the potential of a multiplayer-focused title ahead of
Tribes Universe. The community has been waiting for a multiplayer shooter that is the modern successor to T2.
Tribes: Ascend is that game
," Harris said.
Massively's on the ground in Boston during the weekend of March 11-13, bringing you all the best news from PAX East 2011. Whether you're dying to know more about SWTOR or Guild Wars 2 or any MMO in between, you can bet we'll have it covered!