World War III delayed

Events overtake real-time strategy game

JoWood have confirmed that contrary to earlier reports, their real-time strategy game World War III : Black Gold has been delayed due to the recent terrorist attacks in America. The game, which is now complete and was due for release on October 12th, is based around a war over oil resources in the Middle East involving the USA, Russia and Arab nations, and could be deemed to be in poor taste by the overly sensitive.

Originally JoWood had planned to release the game as scheduled, but now the game will be delayed indefinitely. No future release date has yet been set, although JoWood's David Halse did assure us that "we do not plan to can the project" and that "it would be a great shame to see it left by the wayside". It's a sentiment we would agree with. When we saw the game at ECTS earlier in the month it was looking quite promising, and it would be a shame to see the game vanish into obscurity because of the actions of a handful of extremists. World War III is based on an enhanced version of the Earth 2150 engine and features a wide selection of modern military units to command, with settings ranging from Siberia and Iraq to Azerbaijan and Alaska.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. For more information, go here.

Jump to comments (5)

About the author





Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Remaster launches tomorrow

UPDATE: Activision finally confirms - and announces PS4 timed exclusivity.

Long-running Official Xbox Magazine shuts down

Future bosses say they've taken pay cuts to reduce lay-offs.

FeatureAs Riot bids to take on Blizzard and Valve, the studio faces challenges of its own making

"There are no limits" co-founder Marc Merrill tells us, as a new world order emerges.

E3 2021 dates confirmed

Expect a "reimagined" show.

You may also enjoy...

Comments (5)

Comments for this article are now closed. Thanks for taking part!

Hide low-scoring comments