Aangezien het nieuwtje een beetje ongeloofwaardig overkomt hebben ze een persrelease op hun site gezet, helaas voor ons is die in het Italiaans .Gelukkig wist BabelFish er iets uit te poepen wat op engels lijkt LUCASARTS AND ENSEMBLE STUDIOS START AN INNOVATIVE PARTNERSHIP
The sviluppatori of Age of EmpiresÒ, and Public relation between LucasArts and the new sviluppatori of the Pioneer announce Star WarsÒ BattlegroundÔ for autumn 2001.
SAINT RAFAEL, California -- 27 February, 2001 -- LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC has announced today an alliance strategic with Ensemble Studios in order to develop one new series of Real Time Strategy (RTS) for the digital market of the videogiochi interactive. The first product that gushes from this collaboration, Star Wars Battleground, is realized with a technology that is based on the PC created from Ensemble and used in the most famous series Age of Empires. Arranging the creative talents of LucasArts and Ensemble -- included the famous planner Bruce Shelley -- Star Wars Battleground is based on the motor of game of Ensemble in order to introduce one new phase of the evolution of games RTS. Star Wars Battleground will exit in autumn 2001.
Future are previewed collaborations with LucasArts in order to take advantage of the new technologies developed from Ensemble, weaving new ingegneristici elements presupposed of interactive strategic war in the universe of Star Wars. " From before the time that I have played to Age of Empires, I knew that sooner or later LucasArts and Ensemble would have worked entirety in order to create an exceptional series RTS, " Simon has declared Jeffery, president of LucasArts. " the videogiochi they are evolvendo quickly and also the games of large happening can have of the difficulties. The customers know what well want, and consequently we are supplying a union that will allow of the superlativi plans, advancing technology, and a universe of game based on the protocol of Internet network that the greater part of the western world knows well.In short, LucasArts previews that this is the birth of one series of reference of the field. " " All we of Ensemble are large fan of Star Wars and are happy for being partner of LucasArts in the creation of Star Wars Battleground, " we have dichiar De liefhebbers van Italiaanse teksten kunnen deze link volgen.
Het spel gaat ontwikkeld worden door Ensemble Studios, die eerder al Age Of Empires hebben gemaakt. AoE met een vleugje Star Wars, dat moet leuk worden. En zeg nou zelf, slechter dan Force Commander kunnen ze het toch moeilijk maken