Game studio GSC, the developer of the famous series of games S.T.A.L.K.E.R. and “Cossacks”, recently announced the beginning of closed beta testing “Cossacks 3”. In addition, on the official website of the project appeared screenshots and video, which will allow players to get a general idea of the future game. This news excited the minds of gamers, which is not surprising. 10 years have passed since the last addon to the game “Cossacks II”. One wonders if you wonder whether the project will be able to shoot after such a long break.
Excursion to the history
The first part of the “Cossacks” was often called the next clone of the classics of the genre – the strategy of Age of Empires, but this is not entirely true. The game was attended by many innovations – large-scale battles, resource consumption for the maintenance of troops, the significance of construction and geographic conditions. The game did not revolutionize, but became a successful project in the post-Soviet space.
The fighting system in the second part of the game pushed many fans away, but the project remained afloat. In addition to the main version, the developers managed to release 2 add-ons. And then silence. And now, the release of Part 3 becomes a reality. Why should we wait?
Back to the roots
Developers from GSC make from “Cossacks 3” a kind of remake of the first part. In practice, this means that the game mechanics of the first “Cossacks” will form the basis of the gameplay. From the graphic point of view, we are waiting for full 3D, dynamic lighting, realistic physics and other chips, characteristic for modern projects.
What is known at the beginning of the beta test
The developers promise to present a classic strategy in real time with the extraction of resources, construction, a large selection of units and large-scale battles involving up to 10,000 fighters.
In the game there are 12 nations, 70 types of units, 100 studies and more than 140 historical buildings. Also note the presence of sea battles and the influence of the landscape on the outcome of the battle.
In “Cossacks 3” there is a campaign based on historical battles of the XVII – XVIII centuries. We are also expected to have single missions, a game against the computer and online battles involving up to 7 players.
If you believe the developers, the game can be really cool. But what it will be in reality – only time will show. At the moment we do not know the release date, nor the system requirements. A full review of the game can be done at the end of the beta test. In the meantime, it remains to wait and hope.