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Tribes: Ascend

Classic Shooter Resurrected As Free-To-Play

The sci-fi shooter franchise has been dormant for years, but Hi-Rez Studios (Global Agenda) is gearing up to put out a free-to-play sequel. Based on the video released today, the developers have a decent idea of what Tribes is all about.

Any skepticism I initially harbored toward this news was dispelled by the fact that the paleolithic Mac I'm currently working on choked on rendering the first-person gameplay video – because you move so freaking fast in Tribes: Ascend. Skating down hills, conserving momentum into kilometer-spanning leaps, feathering your jetpack controls to stick precise landings: this is what I'm talking about.

Previously announced as Tribes Universe last October, this is the first we've heard about the game in some time. Hi-Rez hasn't said if the previous info released still has any bearing on the project, but the video strongly implies that plenty of vehicles are in.

Hi-Rez says that it will be releasing more news soon as well as showing off more of the game at German gaming expo GamesCom in August, so stay tuned.

  • Isn't this already out?
  • Really looks like a shinier Global Agenda...

    Therefore I'm concerned GA was a good concept, but ultimately I never felt like it was a finished product.

    I'd put that same concern here

  • this game is a halo copy its so fail!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • wow is like playing with the hulk

  • Cool. *insert troll comment here* But still, cool.
  • Tribes, so very near and dear to my heart... it must have been 7 years since I played one... but Ascend appears to be worth it's weight.

  • Anyone else think it looks a bit like Halo? I'm interested though.
  • My issue with tribes was always the weapons.  It seemed like 90% of the weapons were sniper of some sort with slow fire rates.  Add that inn with the speed of the game and it had a very steep learning curve.

  • WANT!!

  • I can't wait! Tribes 2 is one of my favorite multiplayer games of all time!

  • nice

  • Looks like good game :)

  • Played a lot of Tribes 1 & 2 way back when - might have to start shopping for a new PC just for this one.
  • Hope this isn't PC only. I loved Tribes on the PS2, hope this one makes its way over to the consoles as well.

  • looks kinda like halo   n since i refuse to pay for gold membership anymore that isn't a bad thing

  • I thought tribes ascend wasa different game. i thought Hi Rez was making an mmo called tribes universe and a game called ascend
  • looks like Halo/Section 8.
  • I have the fondest memories of Tribes 2.  This new project has major potential.  I hope the sound effects live up to the high standard set by T2.

  • Cool!

  • Tribes 2 was by far the best online gameplay I can remember. And it had the most fun mods the community could offer (building a fortress singlehandedly to protect your flag or launching a map destroying nuke). I hope they don't follow the 3rd's formula by locking out the moders.

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