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Steel Division: Normandy 44

6 months ago

Steel Division 2 deploys to the Eastern Front today

After a multitude of delays, mega-scale WW2 RTS Steel Division 2 is out now. Another in Eugen Systems's line of extra chunky strategy games (including RUSE and the Wargame series), this one steps up from the relatively small maps of the original Steel Division's Normandy campaign and into the sprawling plains of Russia. One for the historical grognard crew, which is why we have Tim…

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11 months ago

Steel Division 2 deploys on April 4th with perks for Normandy 44 owners

World War 2 RTS Steel Division 2 is due to roll out on April 4th, despite messy labour disputes greatly reducing the size of developer Eugen Systems. Owners of the original Steel Division; Normandy 44 are getting some nice treats if they pick up the sequel, including eight exclusive divisions to control, with over 350 units (mostly returning plus a few new ones) split between them.…

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12 months ago

Steel Division studio fires six formerly-striking devs for ‘misuse of tools’

Embattled strategy studio Eugen Systems (Wargame, Steel Division) remains at war with itself. As reported by Gamasutra, the company fired six employees on December 19th - almost a quarter of its remaining staff - who were involved in a two-month strike last year over pay disputes. Eugen have now stated the reason for the six were fired was because they "used a professional tool for an inappropriate…

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1 year ago

Eugen’s WW2 RTS Steel Division begins an offensive on the sequel front

Eugen Systems are ready to resume their European offensive. Steel Division: Normandy 44 was occasionally a bit dry thanks to its multiplayer/skirmish focus, but still one of the most exciting historical real-time strategy games released in years. Today, they announced a sequel - Steel Division 2 - set against the backdrop of Operation Bagration, another 1944 conflict, this one pitting Nazi Germany up against the…

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2 years ago

Eugen Systems strike is over but the fight continues

Employees at Eugen Systems, the French studio behind strategy games including R.U.S.E. and Steel Division: Normandy 44, have ended their strike after seven weeks. After more than a year of disputes with management over alleged problems including unpaid contributions and ignoring conditions of contracts, half of the studio went on strike in February. But negotiations have stalled and the strikers don't think continuing will change…

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Nearly a month on, Eugen Systems staff remain on strike

Tensions remain high between a large percentage of Eugen Systems' (Steel Division, Wargame) developers and company management, as the strike that we reported on last month shows no sign of ending. In a lengthy statement released (and this time translated from French) via industry union site STJV, the developers involved detailed their growing list of grievances with the company, including the fact that it took…

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Wargame & Steel Division devs Eugen go on strike

It was only just last week that I was remarking at how pleasantly consistent Eugen Systems' support of Steel Division and their Wargame series has been over the past few years. Sadly, it seems that constant stream of fresh new content may have come at great human cost. Immediately after the release of the Back to Hell expansion for Steel Division, nearly half of the…

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Steel Division: Normandy 44’s Back To Hell DLC launches

Even though it never caught on quite as strongly with the multiplayer crowd as the Wargame series, Eugen System's Steel Division: Normandy 44 was an easy recommendation, at least according to our resident strategy boffin Tim Stone. Using the same wildly scaleable engine tech first seen in RUSE, Steel Division allowed RTS battles to play out on almost any scale, from ultra-detailed vehicular skirmishes to operational…

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Steel Division: Normandy 44 Back to Hell DLC announced

As Meat Loaf sang, "Like a bat out of hell, I'll be promptly returning to hell when the morning comes." Not one for sticking around to clean up the flat or make a fry-up after a night of partying, Mr Loaf. Steel Division: Normandy 44, the rather spiffy WWII RTS developed by Wargame and R.U.S.E. studio Eugen, is also going back to hell. The hell…

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Steel Division: Normandy 44 due boatload of free content

The team behind World War II RTS Steel Division: Normandy 44 [official site] recently detailed everything that's coming to the game before the end of the year, including its first DLC – which will arrive this month – and a boatload of free stuff. On the free side, a new game mode, two ace units (special, historical personalities that replace units of a similar type), four regular units, and two co-op missions…

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3 years ago

Steel Division: Normandy 44 advancing on May 23rd

"If Steel Division's tactical cleverness and smart phase structure work as well as this initial demo suggests they might, this'll be a winner," our Adam said after seeing Steel Division: Normandy 44 [official site]. Oh, because he's so special he deserves an early look at the new RTS from Wargame and R.U.S.E. devs Eugen Systems. Tch! No matter. We plebs don't have too long to…

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Paradox are bringing devs and games to Rezzed

As long-time readers will know, I don't believe there's any possibility of a party unless someone brings a strategy game to the dancefloor. This year, EGX Rezzed is going to be party central. For the first time, Paradox will have a presence at the show, in the form of three playable games (including the just-announced Steel Division: Normandy 44's multiplayer) and two developer sessions. They're…

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Eugen team with Paradox for tactical RTS Steel Division

Paradox have announced a new strategy game, Steel Division: Normandy 44. Created by Eugen Systems, the studio behind clever clogs WWII game R.U.S.E. and the Wargame series, it contains "400 different real-world vehicles and units designed with careful historical detail and accuracy" and maps based on aerial recon photos of 1944 Normandy. Mmmmm. Lovely authenticity. It's the tactical tricks that make it sound so appealing…

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