Posts Tagged ‘Battlezone Combat Commander’

Battlezone’s free Gold Edition update makes VR headsets optional

Battlezone: Gold Edition

Those without fancy VR future-goggles can now enjoy the neon tank-wars of Rebellion’s Battlezone. While I’d assumed that the Gold Edition update for the game would be a separate release or some manner of paid upgrade, I’m happy to be wrong here. Today, the Gold Edition rolled out as a free update to all existing players, opening the door to a whole new set of players.

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Battlezone: Gold Edition rolls onto PC, goggles optional

Battlezone: Gold Edition

You wait forever for a Battlezone game, and suddenly two roll up at once. Mere weeks from the release of Battlezone: Combat Commander, Rebellion have the confusingly named Battlezone: Gold Edition lined up for launch on PC at the start of next month. Completely unrelated to the recently-remastered RTS/shooter hybrid series, this is a port of the PlayStation VR arcade tank shooter from last year, although our version will make the fancy space-age headgear optional.

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Battlezone 2: Combat Commander’s HD revamp launches

Battlezone: Combat Commander

Some may grumble about the recent glut of HD updates and remasters that have been bulking out release schedules the past few years, but when it means that a new generation can experience joys like 1999’s RTS/tank-combat hybrid Battlezone 2: Combat Commander, then I’m all for it.

Following up from the slightly wonky re-release that was Battlezone 98 Redux, Big Boat Interactive (under Rebellion’s publishing banner) have poured a lot more time and effort into the sequel’s enhancement, which launched via both Steam and GOG today.

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See how Battlezone: Combat Commander stacks up against nostalgia

Battlezone: Combat Commander

Not every PC classic is deserving of a full remaster/remake/spit-and-polish treatment, but I reckon that 1999’s RTS/FPS hybrid Battlezone 2: Combat Commander has more than earned its place on Rebellion’s list of games to update to modern spec, and Big Boat Interactive’s update looks to be doing the game justice.

Along with announcing a release date – March 1st, just one month off – Rebellion have released a new trailer comparing the game as it looked back in the day to how it looks now, given the blessings of a modern renderer, sharper textures, smoother models and an upgrade to 4K resolutions.

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Battlezone 2 revamp coming next year

After last year releasing a revamped version of Battlezone, the 1998 RTS-FPS hybrid where spacelords join the battlefield themselves to drive vehicles and scamper about, Rebellion are now focusing on its sequel. Today they announced Battlezone Combat Commander, a remastered version of 1999’s Battlezone II. Coming some time in 2018, it’ll boast a similar amount of fancying-up as the Battlezone 98 Redux though with a less clumsy (but more confusing) name. Check out the announcement trailer: Read the rest of this entry »